ESPN is reportedly set to lose a top college football analyst.
According to a report from Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Brock Huard is in agreement with Fox to become the network’s No. 2 college football game analyst.
Huard will reportedly join Joe Davis on Fox’s second unit behind Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt.
Fox is reportedly hoping to own the noon window of college football Saturdays by placing its top Big Ten or Big 12 contests in that slot.
Here’s more from the post:
Fox is making a big play into college football and, while it may not work, you can understand its logic. First, it has created a big-name broadcast television college football pregame show led by analysts Urban Meyer, Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart and Brady Quinn.
CBS controls the 3:30 p.m. ET window, while ESPN dominates the prime time slot.
According to the report from Marchand, Fox brings in 13 million viewers to its prime time game and 11 million to its noon slot. By placing its best game of the day in the noon slot, Fox could potentially bring viewers to its pregame show.
Huard made the move official in an announcement on ESPN Seattle: “It’s a huge gift and opportunity to join FOX.”
Stay tuned for more college football news.