Report: Desmond Howard inks multi-year extension with ESPN's College GameDay
Desmond Howard will continue to be one of the faces seen on ESPN’s College GameDay for the foreseeable future. A report from The Detroit News on Thursday says that the former Michigan star and Heisman Trophy winner will be a member of the panel for a little while longer.
Howard has agreed to a multi-year extension with ESPN and College GameDay, per the report. He will also be a contributor to ESPN’s SportsCenter and College Football Live programs.
Howard began working with ESPN back during the 2005 college football season. This year will mark the 16th season the Heisman Trophy winner has been covering the sport with the network.
“I’m excited about that. Happy,” Howard told The Detroit News. “It’s been an incredible run, and I’ve been blessed to be with some great teammates. To have that job and to grow with guys like Herbstreit and (Chris) Fowler and Corso, to start off with those guys and to be able to grow and develop and mature into the analyst that I’ve become so far is a blessing.”
This year marks the most challenging for Howard and the entire College GameDay crew. With so many changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been difficult to navigate.
However, GameDay pressed forward with its first episode last week, as Sept. 5 marked the first full Saturday of college football. This week, the show will be traveling to Winston-Salem, North Carolina as No. 1 Clemson is scheduled to take on Wake Forest.