Report: Kirk Herbstreit could step into ESPN's Monday Night Football booth
Kirk Herbstreit could be on multiple ESPN sets this fall if football returns. The longtime staple of College GameDay might dip his toe into NFL broadcasting.
Herbstreit could potentially be joining ESPN’s Monday Night Football booth, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post. The college football analyst is reportedly one of a handful of names “in the mix” to be an analyst as part of the MNF crew.
“If college football is played this fall, Herbstreit would continue with Chris Fowler on ESPN’s No. 1 team. That is not changing, no matter what,” Marchand wrote. “However, the NFL likes Herbstreit, sources say, and he could do double duty and team with new MNF play-by-play favorite Steve Levy. It is very unlikely Fowler would do both college and the MNF.”
Three other names are also considered to be in the mix: Dan Orlovsky, Louis Riddick and Brian Griese.
For years, Herbstreit has been one of the faces of ESPN’s College GameDay. He’s also served as an analyst for ABC’s primetime Game of the Week, alongside both Brent Musburger and now Chris Fowler.