Report: Pat McAfee to join ESPN's 'College GameDay' permanently this season

Pat McAfee is headed to GameDay.

McAfee will be joining ESPN’s “College GameDay” as a full-time member for the rest of the season, according to The New York Post’s Andrew Marchand.

The former punter-turned-host will make his official debut on the show Saturday in Austin, where “College GameDay” will be ahead of Texas’ battle with No. 1 Alabama.

McAfee will continue to host “The Pat McAfee Show” and work with WWE on Fox. He has appeared on “College GameDay” in the past, and has agreed to start working on alternative broadcasts for college games on ESPN2.

McAfee is currently in the middle of a four-year, $120 million deal with FanDuel.

McAfee hinted at an announcement on Twitter before later confirming the news, though ESPN declined to comment. It’s unclear what McAfee’s role with the show will be.

Both ESPN’s “College GameDay” and Fox’s “Big Noon Kickoff” will be on site in Texas this week for the matchup between the Longhorns and the Crimson Tide. Alabama, which beat Utah State 55-0 last week, is a 20-point favorite on BetMGM.

Marcus Spears and Pat McAfee at ESPN College GameDay
Pat McAfee, seen here on "College GameDay" in 2019, will join the iconic ESPN show on a permanent basis starting Saturday. (Steve Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images)
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