He was just one of the many high-profile cuts at ESPN back in April. Now, Danny Kanell will be back on television and radio to talk about college football. Fox Sports is expected to announce shortly that Danny Kanell will be joining FS1/FS2 as a part-time game analyst. His first assignment will be this Saturday when Liberty visits Baylor on FS2 at 7 p.m. ET
This news was tweeted by the Fake Rudy Martzke account:
Danny Kanell makes his Fox Sports debut on Sat on FS2 calling Baylor/Liberty. He will call a handful of games due to ESPN layoff agreement.
— RudyMartzke2017 (@FakeRudyMartzke) August 28, 2017
Awful Announcing has also learned that Fox Sports was keen on carving out a larger role for Kanell but were unable to do so before the start of this season. As Fox was making progress identifying opportunities for Kanell, former executive Jamie Horowitz was fired and Kanell opted to look at other opportunities.
That to that effect, Kanell will also shortly be announced as as a host on the SiriusXM college sports channel where he’ll be joining Jason Horowitz. In a twist, Kanell’s show will be on at the same time (1-4pm ET) as his old ESPN Radio program which he co-hosted with Ryen Russillo. In another odd twist, sources to Awful Announcing have told us the SiriusXM College Sports Nation channel will be rebranded to ESPNU shortly and thus Kanell will still have some brand affiliation with ESPN despite being laid off in earlier this year.
Pumped up for some big things ahead…get ready on Monday. #backtothegrind
— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) August 25, 2017
Kanell made the SiriusXM news official with his own announcement on Instagram.
So Kanell will be back in the broadcasting game. While he won’t be in the studio like he was at the Worldwide Leader, he’ll be in the broadcast booth and also doing radio. His new gigs won’t be under one umbrella like they were with ESPN, but at least Kanell will be back in the booth and calling the sport that he’s well-known for.