McDonough out, Tessitore in at 'Monday Night…

McDonough out, Tessitore in at 'Monday Night…

McDonough out, Tessitore in at 'Monday Night…

OK. So why not leave those skills and talents on Monday Night Football? "I look forward to reuniting with ESPN's college football team where I have so many close friends in front of and behind the camera".

McDonough worked alongside Jon Gruden, who left at the end of the regular season to become the head coach of the Oakland Raiders.

Multiple reporters said on Friday that Sean McDonough would no longer call "Monday Night Football" and instead will return to calling college football games. Marchand notes that he's never called an National Football League game, while also implying that the National Football League itself wasn't particularly enamored with McDonough as the voice of one of its signature properties.

The Post also reported Friday that Manning will pass on the ESPN offer, though he has made no public comments.

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Added ESPN Monday Night Football producer Jay Rothman: "Sean is a Hall of Fame broadcaster and person". It is believed that Manning turned down the job in part because it would have required him to work weekends.

McDonough has been with ESPN since 2000, following an earlier stint from 1989-1995. He only spent two seasons in the National Football League, but the college game will certainly welcome the talented play-by-play man back with open arms. As CBS's lead Major League Baseball broadcast voice in 1992 and 1993, he called the All-Star Game, the National League Championship Series and the World Series.

Joe Tessitore has been chosen by ESPN to serve as the new voice of "Monday Night Football", according to a report.

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