ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit will not be on the road this week for the start of the College Football Playoff.
On Tuesday night, Herbstreit announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
While Herbstreit will not be able to hit the road with the ESPN College GameDay crew, he will be calling the game from home.
“Earlier this week I tested positive for COVID,” Herbstreit said in a statement. “Thankfully I feel good and my family is okay, but going through protocols that will keep me home.
“I will be working from home, January 1 on College GameDay and later that day on the call for the Sugar Bowl with Chris [Fowler], Maria [Taylor] and Tom [Rinaldi]. Can’t wait for the rematch between Clemson and Ohio State.”
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) December 30, 2020
Earlier this season, Herbstreit worked from home for a game between the Miami Hurricanes and Florida State Seminoles. Herbstreit was quarantined because he had been in contact with the virus and could not safely hit the road for College GameDay.
We wish Herbstreit a full and speedy recovery and can’t wait to see him fully back to work.