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What Happened To Chris Fowler On ESPN's College GameDay?

College football is officially back, but Saturday morning, fans may be a bit confused when they tune into ESPN's College GameDay. Why? Longtime host Chris Fowler, who began his time with the show back in 1990, won't be there. Instead, Rece Davis, who has been hosting College GameDay's basketball version, will be taking over. The rest of the cast, which includes Desmond Howard, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, David Pollack and Samantha Ponder, will return, however.

To be clear, this is no demotion. In 2014, ABC/ESPN tapped Fowler as the play-by-play announcer for Saturday Night Football. He's also ramping up his announcing duties for tennis, one of his true loves.

The decision was announced back in February. Many fans will only realize it Saturday morning, however.

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— jamesmiller (@JimMiller) February 5, 2015

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— jamesmiller (@JimMiller) February 6, 2015

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— jamesmiller (@JimMiller) February 6, 2015

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— jamesmiller (@JimMiller) February 6, 2015

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For what it's worth, Davis has been a fantastic host for the network for years. Expect the transition to be smooth.