Pat McAfee joining ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ full-time, WWE commentary role to be on hold

Pat McAfee is being brought onto ESPN's 'College GameDay' team on a full-time basis

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During ‘The Pat McAfee Show’, McAfee clarified that his role as a commentator on Friday Night SmackDown will be on hold as he focuses on College GameDay. He wanted to do both, but those at WWE suggested that McAfee focus on his new opportunity. McAfee said it was explained to him that they did not want him traveling overnight in that manner for the remainder of the season.

Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque added WWE would never stand in Pat’s way and he will remain a member of the company. In July, McAfee signed a multi-year extension with WWE.


The ‘College GameDay’ panel now includes Pat McAfee in a full-time spot.

After Pat McAfee wraps up commentary for WWE this Friday for SmackDown in Seattle, Washington, he’ll be heading to Austin, Texas to be on the ESPN ‘College GameDay’ panel. Alabama Crimson Tide is scheduled to play the Texas Longhorns.

McAfee will be part of the College GameDay panel on a full-time basis starting Saturday. He confirmed the news on Twitter, writing the following:

It’s an absolute honor 2 have this tweet tweeted about me.

GameDay is a show that I’ve been a fan of FOREVER

So many moving parts including real cool conversations w/ the fine folks from WWE..all moved quickly

Will lead show manana w/ all the deets


‘College GameDay’ airs on Saturdays and WWE’s next two pay-per-views are Extreme Rules on 10/8 and Survivor Series on 11/26 which are both on Saturdays.

McAfee has guest appeared on ‘College GameDay’ in the past. His weekly show, ‘The Pat McAfee Show’ parted ways with SiriusXM last week.

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