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.
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.