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Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Sean McDonough leaving 'Monday Night Football' to rejoin ESPN's college football team

Sean McDonough leaving 'Monday Night Football' to rejoin ESPN's college football team

ESPN has not announced the move.

McDonough had been calling the Monday night National Football League game the past two seasons, paired with Jon Gruden.

As far as Tessitore's partner is concerned, Marchand previously pegged NFL analysts Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss and Charles Woodson as possible candidates to be Monday Night Football's new color commentator after Jon Gruden left for the Oakland Raiders.

"Over the past two years, as I watched college football on television, I realized how much I missed it", said McDonough in the statement.

McDonough has been with ESPN since 2000, following an earlier stint from 1989-1995.

Here's hoping McDonough calls some SEC games in 2018.

That means MNF will have a brand-new booth this upcoming season. It turns out, ESPN will be replacing more than just their analyst. He continues to call ESPN's Big Monday ACC basketball games and the NCAA Final Four for ESPN International. How the exit of McDonough, who was solid in his two-year stint alongside Gruden despite college sports being his true wheelhouse, could affect Manning's thinking is unknown.

The New York Post's Andrew Marchand confirmed the news and reported ESPN's Joe Tessitore will take over as the program's new play-by-play announcer.

Tessitore has worked at ESPN since 2002 and will become the sixth play-by-play voice for "Monday Night Football" - joining Keith Jackson, Frank Gifford, Al Michaels, Mike Tirico and McDonough.

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