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Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit were a hit in the “Monday Night Football” booth.
The two have worked together for years calling ESPN’s marquee college football broadcasts. With their seamless transition to the NFL booth, many wondered why the network doesn’t promote the duo to its highest-profile game broadcast.
Herbsreit provided a simple answer Tuesday in an interview with Pat McAfee. He doesn’t want the job.
The voice of College Football @KirkHerbstreit reacts to Nebraska's president on a hot mic saying:
"We're getting ready to announce the #Huskers and #BigTen Football tonight" #PatMcAfeeShowLIVE pic.twitter.com/sTl3pWbM4t
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) September 15, 2020
“I am a college football junkie,” Herbstreit said during a conversation about the potential return of Big Ten football amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “ I am just — I loved what I did last night, but I don’t know if I could ever shut down college football and do NFL. College football feeds my soul, you know?”
ESPN’s ‘MNF’ problems
Steve Levy, Louis Riddick and Brian Griese called Monday’s late game between the Denver Broncos and Tennessee Titans and will man the “MNF” booth for the rest of the season.
ESPN’s fanbase isn’t likely to give them a long leash to develop chemistry. If they aren’t an early success, calls for Fowler and Herbstreit could renew.
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