Chris Fowler, the host of ESPN’s College GameDay since 1990, will give way to Rece Davis starting in 2015.

According to a report from James Andrew Miller on Thursday evening, co-author of ESPN tell-all book “Those Guys Have All The Fun,” the four-letter network had to make the move in order to retain Davis.

Less than one year ago, Fowler re-signed with ESPN through 2023. He replaced Brent Musburger on Saturday Night Football in 2014. Both Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit worked together on GameDay every Saturday morning and again in the broadcast booth Saturday night, flying to a second city together if necessary.

Fowler and Davis are ESPN’s marquee faces when it comes to college sports, and Fowler’s re-signing led to rampant speculation about the fate of Davis at the network. But according to Miller, it appears ESPN has reached some sort of agreement, at least verbally, with Davis to retain him as well. (Fowler also told reporters that he didn’t intend for the double duty to be a long-term thing, but no one expected it to last just one season.)

Davis has hosted the basketball version of GameDay since its inception in 2005. He’s got the chops to fill what’s probably the most prominent position in college sports broadcasting, but it will be odd watching the show on Saturdays without Fowler for the first time in 25 years.

Analyst Lee Corso, the only original cast member of the show after its debut in 1987, has publicly battled the effects of a stroke he suffered in 2009. Corso will be 80 years old before the 2015 college football season. Fowler, Herbstreit and Corso have done the show together since 1996, but it may not be long before there are two new faces alongside Herbstreit.

As of 7:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday, ESPN had yet to release anything official on the move, which is sure to send shockwaves throughout the college football broadcasting world.