Rece Davis is gone to College GameDay. Lou Holtz is gone… period. Wtih two legs of its long-standing, much-maligned trio departed, now its the perfect time for ESPN to swipe out the third and start completely over.
And according to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal, the Worldwide Leader plans to do just that.
Ourand reports (linking to Awful Announcing here because the SBJ post is behind a paywall) that ESPN’s new College Football Final crew will consist of host Adnan Virk and analysts Danny Kanell and Joey Galloway. The group will handle halftime and post-game coverage on both ESPN and ABC.
Virk previously handled college football hosting duties at ESPN along with Major League Baseball and college basketball. He scored major points here last November when, filling in for Keith Olbermann on his eponymous nightly show, Virk mocked his own employer for its excessive NFL coverage. Kanell spent last season as an analyst at ABC’s New York studio alongside John Saunders and Mack Brown. He’s, sadly, made his name as the face of the SEC resistance at ESPN. Galloway has previously worked alongside Beth Mowins on ESPN2’s noon Big Ten extravaganza, and held his own against Kirk Herbstreit, David Pollack and the like during last December’s College Football Playoff reveal show.