The MNF booth will have an entirely new look this season, as McDonough's broadcast partner the past two years, analyst Jon Gruden, left to coach the Raiders. He will no longer call Monday Night Football.
Sports Illustrated can report that Sean McDonough has mutually agreed to return to college football for ESPN later this year. College football, from a ratings, profile, and revenue standpoint, amounts to a clear step down.
The sweepstakes to land Peyton Manning are still up for grabs as it is being reported by Andrew Marchand of the New York Post that the legendary quarterback has spurned an offer from ESPN to serve as an analyst for Monday Night Football. "Being the "Voice of Monday Night Football" was one of the great honors of my life, but I am grateful for the opportunity to return to the unique traditions, rivalries and pageantry of college football and to tell the stories of the participants". He has also called National Football League games for ESPN Radio since 2013. It is believed that Manning turned down the job in part because it would have required him to work weekends.
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Subsequently, she was convicted of a tax violation for the one-cent difference in where she sat and where she was supposed to sit. Morneau said the deck was "doubly stacked" against Desmond because of her gender and the colour of her skin.
Tessitore has been with ESPN since 2002, calling boxing and then college football.
McDonough has been with ESPN since 2000, following an earlier stint from 1989-1995. McDonough's other CBS assignments included a diverse array of sports - men's and women's college basketball, NFL, golf, U.S. Open Tennis and the Olympic Winter Games.
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" will have a brand new broadcast team in 2018.