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Kirk Herbstreit Tweets Heartfelt Message To Sam Ponder

Sam Ponder is leaving ESPN's College GameDay.

ESPN announced today that Sam Ponder is taking over for Chris Berman on Sunday NFL Countdown, meaning she will no longer be a part of the network's college football coverage.

Ponder, who's been a sideline reporter and host for various college football shows - including having a big role on College GameDay - wrote a heartfelt letter about her departure.

"On the surface, going from contributor/sideline reporter to host in sports television is a no-brainer. For me, it wasn’t.

It’s not that the offer to host Sunday NFL Countdown wasn’t an incredible opportunity with more responsibility and space to grow. It’s that it requires me to leave the best job I’ve ever had and the best group of people I’ve ever worked with," she wrote.

Ponder has received a lot of love from her college football family on Twitter, including this heartfelt message from Kirk Herbstreit.

We'll miss you on GameDay, Sam.