Report: Kirk Herbstreit, Chris Fowler could call Monday Night Football if CFB season is canceled
The Monday Night Football booth for the upcoming season is still undecided, as ESPN continues to weigh a number of options.
Top college football broadcasting duo Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit have been rumored to be in the mix, and they could be the top choice if there’s no college football season.
Per Front Office Sports, Herbie and Fowler are the likely choices to call Monday Night Football if the college season is delayed or canceled:
If college football’s fall season is delayed or, at worst, canceled, ESPN will likely turn to its top college football broadcast team of analyst Kirk Herbstreit and play-by-play announcer Chris Fowler to call “MNF,” sources tell Front Office Sports.
On the other hand, if college football kicks off on time this fall, ESPN would likely keep the college duo in their primetime perch on “ABC’s Saturday Night Football” – and pick a new “MNF” team from a shortlist of internal candidates, including Louis Riddick, Dan Orlovsky, Pat McAfee, Steve Levy, Dave Pasch, and Brian Griese.
It seems as if things are still moving toward the college season starting on time. And, it would be somewhat weird if the NFL played but college teams didn’t.
Still, this report is interesting and shows how much ESPN likes Herbstreit and Fowler.