“America’s own College Football Insider” has finally landed somewhere new. Former ESPN college football insider Brett McMurphy has a new gig.
Richard Deitsch of The Athletic reports that McMurphy will join Stadium as a college football insider sometime in the near future.
MEDIA NEWS: Hearing @Brett_McMurphy will be joining @WatchStadium as a college football insider sometime in the next couple of months. McMurphy did excellent breaking news work for ESPN before he was laid off. Good to see him landing somewhere again.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) April 30, 2018
Despite the fact that McMurphy routinely broke national headlines, the prominent college football reporter was laid by ESPN during the company’s mass layoffs in April of 2017. McMurphy was one of close to 100 people from ESPN’s on-air talent pool that were let go last spring as a result of budget cuts.
To his credit, McMurphy has taken the whole situation in stride.
McMurphy spent five years at the Worldwide Leader after leaving CBS Sports back in 2012. He’s also written for the New York Times, The Daily, AOL FanHouse and The Tampa Tribune.
After 5 great years, I’ve been laid off by ESPN. It was a tremendous opportunity & I enjoyed working w/a lot of really, really good people
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) April 26, 2017
In August of 2017, Campus Insiders, the American Sports Network the mobile-only sports content site 120 Sports, was rebranded as Stadium. Stadium is a multi-platform online service that has partnerships with multiple leagues to stream live events online and on Facebook.
As of Monday afternoon, McMurphy has not confirmed the hire.