McDonough moving off MNF, back to college football for ESPN

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN says Sean McDonough is moving off “Monday Night Football” and back to calling college football games for the network.

McDonough had been calling the Monday night NFL game the past two seasons, paired with Jon Gruden. ESPN will have an entirely new crew working the booth this season, with Gruden having returned to coaching with the Oakland Raiders.

ESPN said in a news release Friday night that McDonough signed a multiyear contract extension. The network says McDonough will do a high-profile college football game weekly throughout the season and call a College Football Playoff semifinal.

McDonough said in a statement, “Being the ‘Voice of Monday Night Football’ was one of the great honors of my life,” but he said he missed college football.

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