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Report: Danny Kanell Chosen To Replace Scott Van Pelt On Russillo Show

Update: ESPN has made the news official. The show will be titled Russillo and Kanell. It will be broadcast on ESPNEWS, starting at 1 PM. The show's debut is set for August 31.

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Earlier: ESPN has finally chosen a replacement for Scott Van Pelt. Thursday, The Big Lead's Ryan Glasspiegel is reporting that the Worldwide Leader will pair up college football analyst Danny Kanell with Ryen Russillo on ESPN Radio from 1 PM to 4 PM. There is no word as to whether Kanell's name will be used for the program, which is currently called The Russillo Show.

Here's more, via TBL:

Danny Kanell will be Ryen Russillo’s new co-host weekdays from 1-4pm Eastern on ESPN Radio, TBL has learned from multiple sources. Russillo has been at the network since 2006; he was a utility man on the radio airwaves for about four years before his show with Scott Van Pelt in 2009. SVP, of course, departed the show a short while ago to host midnight SportsCenter.

Kanell is currently a college football analyst for the network, but he routinely makes appearances on SportsCenter and other programs. He also once hosted an ESPNU showed called UNITE before it was cancelled. ESPN has yet to make the news official.