Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg have been together on ESPN Radio since 2000. Now with speculation that Greenberg may leave Mike & Mike for a new SportsCenter morning show, there’s the possibility that Golic will require a new partner. In an interview with the Sporting News’ Mike McCarthy, Golic doesn’t appear to be all that worried about the future or breaking in a new on-air teammate.
Golic himself hasn’t heard anything concrete about Greenberg leaving, but he’s aware of the rumors stating that “Greeny may go in another direction.” Golic said he would like to remain with the morning show where he’s been since 1995:
“I would imagine I would continue to do that show. We haven’t gotten that far, quite honestly, as to if the show is going to end, when it’s going to end, and when it ends, and if it does end, what’s going to happen with the show?” Golic told Sporting News in an interview Thursday. “I would imagine I would still be doing it. I would imagine I would be doing it with somebody else. Who that is? I don’t really know.”
If Greenberg leaves, Golic would love nothing more than to have his son, Mike Golic, Jr. take Greenberg’s place. And if that happens, ESPN Radio would not have to change the name of the show.
“Oh, it would be awesome. He’s on our show every Friday now. I’ve done other things with him. We did a bowl game last year together. We’ve done some radio bowl games. We did the Pinstripe (Bowl) for ESPN, Northwestern against Pittsburgh, this past bowl season. What wouldn’t be great about that? He’s fantastic. He’s way beyond what I was when I first started in this business. He’s way smarter than me. He speaks better way bettter than I do. I’m still better-looking than him. That won’t change. It would be great. We’ll see where it goes. Either way, I’m sure we will still share some desk time and studio time and booth time.”
But it appears that Trey Wingo is the main candidate to replace Greenberg. Still, no matter what happens, Golic knows that ESPN will move on:
“…if Greeny is going to go do his thing in New York, I believe, it’s not like the show is going to end,” he said. “ESPN keeps going. People have gone on to other networks. People have gone on to switch shows. And shows still keep going. They keep going. If I do it with another partner, I look forward to it. I love doing the show. I enjoyed doing it with Tony Bruno for a year. I certainly enjoyed the 18 years with Greeny. If we move on from that, I’ll enjoy it if I do it with someone else next.”
The future may be a little sketchy for the current incarnation of ESPN Radio’s morning show, but Golic seems to be ready to pair with a new partner if Greenberg leaves.