A few weeks ago we learned Jon Gruden was leaving ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcasts for the NFL sideline. Gruden was named the new head coach of the Oakland Raiders, where his NFL head coaching career kicked off.
Now, his partner in the broadcast booth on many a Monday night is also leaving MNF. ESPN officially announced a change is coming to Monday night, as Sean McDonough signed a new multi-year deal with the Worldwide Leader.
In his new deal, McDonough will shift from the NFL back to college football where he made some of his most-memorable calls. From the ESPN Mediazone:
Play-by-play voice Sean McDonough, one of sports television’s most accomplished and versatile broadcasters, has signed a new multi-year extension and will rejoin ESPN’s college football team this fall.
His assignments will include high-profile national games each week, as well as a College Football Playoff Semifinal. McDonough will continue to call the CFP National Championship on ESPN Radio, marquee college basketball, The Masters Par 3 contest, and more.
So who takes over for McDonough? Well, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Joe Tessitore will be moving from college football to Monday Night Football.
The next question is who will join Tessitore in the booth?