Colin Cowherd says he knows who's replacing Skip Bayless on ESPN's First Take.
The former Worldwide Leader employee, now at Fox Sports, says it's a "done deal" that Max Kellerman will take the chair opposite Stephen A. Smith on ESPN2's morning debate show.
This upsets Kellerman's current co-host on SportsNation, Michelle Beadle, says Cowherd.
"(She's) pissed off," he says.
Fox Sports' radio personality made these comments during a Periscope broadcast on Monday afternoon. Cowherd was asked about his former show, SportsNation, which is co-hosted with Beadle at ESPN.
“Michelle Beadle’s a friend,” Cowherd answered. “Max Kellerman’s leaving that show, he’s gonna be on First Take. It’s a done deal. Well, pretty much … Nobody knows [who his replacement will be on SportsNation]. Beadle likes Kellerman. That’s not gonna play well for Beadle. She’ll be upset. These blogs don’t know what’s going on. This stuff’s all done. It’s already a done deal. They’re like $100K apart in negotiations. He’s leaving SportsNation and Michelle Beadle’s pissed off.”
Kellerman, 42, was reportedly the front-runner for the position and it was his job to turn down, per The Big Lead. He's been co-hosting SportsNation with Beadle and Marcellus Wiley since 2013.