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Meet Maria Taylor, Sam Ponder's Replacement On College GameDay

Maria Taylor is Sam Ponder's replacement on College GameDay this year.

ESPN College GameDay is back for another exciting season, but the show did make one major change this year. Sam Ponder - a fan favorite at the network - has been replaced.

Ponder, who took over for Erin Andrews back in 2012, is moving on to be the host of Sunday NFL Countdown. Her replacement on GameDay? Maria Taylor.

Taylor has been covering college football, college basketball and college volleyball for the network - mostly over on the SEC Network. She's one of the most respected up-and-comers at ESPN.

The rest of the crew - Rece Davis, Desmond Howard, Lee Corso, David Pollack and Kirk Herbstreit - is back for another year. We're sure Taylor will fit in well.