Syracuse grad Sean McDonough leaving 'Monday Night Football' for ESPN college football

Richard Deitsch

There will be an entirely new broadcast team for 'Monday Night Football' on ESPN, but one that won't include Peyton Manning per Andrew Marchand of the New York Post.

Tessitore will be the sixth play-by-play voice in MNF's 48-year history.

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

McDonough has been with ESPN since 2000, following an earlier stint from 1989-1995. It turns out, ESPN will be replacing more than just their analyst.

Apparently ESPN will have to look elsewhere for a replacement for Jon Gruden, who left the ESPN booth to become the Oakland Raiders' head coach. Manning could call the network's "Thursday Night Football" games and still have his weekends free. "Sean is a highly-skilled broadcaster who brings great passion, energy and work ethic to every game he calls". He continues to call ESPN's Big Monday ACC basketball games and the NCAA Final Four for ESPN International. This would mean that Tessitore and McDonough will swap roles between Monday Nioght Football and ESPN's #2 College Football broadcasts.

Coinciding with Deitsch's report, the New York Post's Andrew Marchand followed up with news that ESPN chose to stay in-house for McDonough's replacement.

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