Kirk Herbstreit to join Al Michaels on Amazon NFL broadcasts and continue work with ESPN
Former Ohio State quarterback Kirk Herbstreit's work schedule will get a little busier this football season.
Mike Tirico is expected to take over Sunday Night Football play-by-play duties alongside Cris Collinsworth on NBC. Tirico had already filled in for Michaels in a handful of games over the past few seasons.
"I couldn't be more excited to join Al Michaels on the @NFLon Prime booth this season," Herbstreit mentioned in a tweet Wednesday.
Kirk Herbstreit addressed his decision to stay at ESPN
“I am so proud of the work our ESPN and ABC team does on college football – this has been my family for 26 years and my passion for the sport is unwavering,” said Herbstreit. “Calling college games and being a part of College GameDay is important to me. I am very appreciative of Jimmy Pitaro for his leadership and for allowing me to continue in this role with Disney.”
Kirk Herbstreit has been with ESPN since 1996
Herbstreit has been an analyst on ESPN’s College GameDay studio show since August 1996 and game analyst for ABC's Saturday Night Football since 2006.
He has earned three Sports Emmy Awards as a studio analyst and two more Emmy Awards as a game analyst.