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ESPN Has Reportedly Decided On A Replacement For One Of Its Monday Night Football Announcers

Jon Gruden speaking at a podium.

ALAMEDA, CA - JANUARY 09: Oakland Raiders new head coach Jon Gruden speaks during a news conference at Oakland Raiders headquarters on January 9, 2018 in Alameda, California. Jon Gruden has returned to the Oakland Raiders after leaving the team in 2001. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

According to a report, Joe Tessitore will replace Sean McDonough on Monday Night Football this coming season.

Friday night, Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch reported that ESPN had "mutually agreed" with play-by-play man Sean McDonough that he'd be switching back to college football from his Monday Night Football gig. It didn't take long for us to learn who would be replacing him.

According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Joe Tessitore will be moving from college football to Monday Night Football. So in essence, Tessitore and McDonough have swapped positions.

Tessitore has been with ESPN/ABC since back in 2002. He's one of the most well-liked play-by-play men in the industry. College football fans will be upset that he's switching over.

The next question? Who will work alongside Tessitore? Jon Gruden left Monday Night Football this offseason to take the head coaching job in Oakland, so the network still has a spot to fill.

Earlier in the day, it was reported that Peyton Manning had turned down that spot. It doesn't look like he'll be working for ESPN in 2018.