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

His analyst partner, Jon Gruden, left to be Raiders coach, meaning ESPN will have completely new booth for 2018 season.

ESPN's Sean McDonough.

ESPN's Sean McDonough. Photo Credit: Ben Solomon

ESPN announced play-by-play man Sean McDonough will leave “Monday Night Football” after two seasons and rejoin ESPN’s college football announcing team this fall, with assignments that will include a College Football Playoff Semifinal.

McDonough’s analyst partner, Jon Gruden, left the booth after last season to become the Raiders’ head coach, so ESPN will have a new announcing team starting in 2018.

“Over the past two years, as I watched college football on television, I realized how much I missed it,” McDonough said in a news release. “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.”


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