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Why ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit is calling the College Football Playoff from home

As a becoming option to finish the 2020 school soccer season, ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit will earn a living from home on New Yr’s Day, the largest day on the school soccer calendar.

Herbstreit was as a consequence of be on website for “School GameDay” and for the Sugar Bowl, however he revealed Tuesday that he examined optimistic for COVID-19 earlier this week. He says he and his household are “doing superb” however that it will pressure him to carry out his broadcast obligations remotely.

Normally, Herbstreit joins play-by-play man Chris Fowler on ESPN’s prime school soccer crew. In an everyday bowl season, that’d imply calling the Rose Bowl, however they’re working the Sugar Bowl between No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Ohio State after the Rose Bowl was moved to Texas.

Moreover, Herbstreit is a staple on ESPN’s “School GameDay” pregame present each Saturday. That program will run Friday from 9 a.m.-12 midday ET, and Herbstreit will take part however from his house. He’ll then do the Sugar Bowl name from his house, as effectively, becoming a member of Fowler, Maria Taylor and Tom Rinaldi for that broadcast.

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Herbstreit already labored from house as soon as earlier than this season. Throughout Week 4, he got here in shut contact with a COVID-19 contaminated individual, main Herbstreit to earn a living from home for each “School GameDay” and that night time’s sport between Miami and Florida State.

ESPN’s had a variety of optimistic COVID-19 exams amongst its personalities, together with most lately former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy. He was as a consequence of name the Alabama vs. Notre Dame Rose Bowl sport for ESPN Radio, however he tweeted Tuesday that he will not be doing that after a optimistic take a look at. 

Herbstreit would line as much as name the nationwide championship sport with Fowler and their crew on Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. Relying on the precise timing of protocols, it is possible Herbstreit might return to an in-person position for that matchup at Arduous Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. 

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