ESPN has been looking to fill a vacant studio host role for the upcoming college football season, but it appears the network has finally found a new personality.
According to the Big Lead, SportsCenter host Matt Barrie will be the next college football studio host, primarily for game breaks and updates throughout the 2019 season. He fills in for Adnan Virk.
Barrie has experience working in the college football world at ESPN. He was a co-host of a college football podcast with Ivan Maisel and has hosted College GameDay on ESPN Radio.
There has been no official announcement from ESPN. Barrie has been working with the network for nearly a decade now and has become one of the more recognizable SportsCenter hosts.
ESPN’s first college football broadcast this season comes on Saturday, Aug. 24 when Florida plays Miami at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.