Here's Who Will Replace Sean McDonough In 'MNF' Booth

ESPN has to replace Jon Gruden who left the network to become head coach of the Oakland Raiders

The New York Post's Andrew Marchand reports the National Football League "did not like" McDonough's work on the telecast.

Monday Night Football serves as, without question, the highest-profile series on ESPN. McDonough and ESPN reported "mutually agreed" that he'd head back to college football during pigskin season.

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Tessitore has called one of the CFP semifinal games the past two years for ESPN.

"Sean is so well-respected at ESPN and throughout our industry and we look forward to his return to college football where he will be a signature voice on many of our biggest games, including the College Football Playoff", ESPN vice president Stephanie Druley said in a statement.

Richard Deitsch of SI reports Friday evening on Twitter that McDonough will leave MNF to return to calling college football games for the network.

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Tessitore has been with ESPN since 2002 and primarily has provided play-by-play for college football broadcasts. He has also called National Football League games for ESPN Radio since 2013. The only remaining question is who Tessitore's partner (s) will be.

According to Sporting News, Manning has a similar offer from FOX for their new Thursday night football package. Marchand reports that Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss and Louis Riddick are all potential internal candidates for the job, while Kurt Warner and even Brett Favre could be external candidates.

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