College football fans are in for a major shake-up, and it's not one happening on the field. Chris "The Bear" Fallica, a critical presence on ESPN's College GameDay, is reportedly leaving the network for Fox.
According to a report from Ben Koo of Awful Announcing, Fallica's final appearance on ESPN will likely come this Saturday.
Bearing the title "Research Producer and Sports Betting Analyst," Chris has been with ESPN's College GameDay since 1996. According to his biography on the company's website, Fallica's ESPN contributions haven't been limited to college football. The New York native bolstered the company's horse racing coverage while contributing college basketball and golf content.
Awful Announcing's report suggests Fallica will join Fox's college football program Big Noon Kickoff. Debuting in August 2019, the show has gained a foothold with household names such as Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart, and Urban Meyer on staff. In the show's upcoming broadcast, Big Noon Kickoff will be held at Allegiant Stadium ahead of the Pac-12 Championship Game.
While Fallica's transition to Fox has yet to be formalized as of this writing, Fox employees have already celebrated and congratulated "The Bear" on social media.