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ESPN Announces Hire Of Rex Ryan

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The Worldwide Leader has made a new hire.

ESPN announced today a new hire.

Rex Ryan is joining the Worldwide Leader.

The outspoken former NFL head coach will be joining ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown, now hosted by Sam Ponder. Starting in September, he'll make weekly appearances on SportsCenter, ESPN radio and various other shows.

From ESPN:

“Rex is authentic – what you see is what you get, and that will be great for our viewers on Sunday NFL Countdown. We also look forward to the insight and perspective he will bring to the show as an NFL coach who has worked in the league for two decades,” said Seth Markman, senior coordinating producer for ESPN’s NFL studio shows.

Ryan added: ““This is going to be a new experience for me and I am really excited about it. I’ve been a coach for 30 years and I’ve been around football my entire life. I’m passionate about the game – just like the fans are, and I’ve coached in the league for a long time, so that’s the perspective I will bring to ESPN. I’m just going to show up and be myself and have fun with it.”

Ryan should be pretty good on TV.