Pat McAfee will become a full-time member of ESPN’s “College Game Day,” The Post has learned.
The former punter-turned-multimedia player will be on the show this Saturday from Austin, when No. 1 Alabama faces Texas.
ESPN and Fox are battling for supremacy in college football. This Saturday, for example, Fox’s “Big Noon Kickoff” will also be on location in Austin. McAfee previously appeared on “Gameday.”
While ESPN declined comment, McPhee confirmed the Post’s report in a tweet.
McAfee, 35, will continue to host his daily talk show on YouTube as well as WWE’s “Friday Night SmackDown” for Fox. McAfee recently severed ties with SiriusXM, which had syndicated the show for two years.
The new deal would create enough of a schedule for McAfee to spend Fridays on “Smackdown” and then fly — possibly on a private jet, since there’s no other way — to appear on ESPN’s “Gameday” on Saturdays.
McAfee has a deal with FanDuel, which is set to pay him more than $120 million over four years.
It also recently agreed to alternate broadcasts of select college football games on ESPN2, a partnership with Peyton Manning Omaha Productions. He’s in talks with Amazon about being part of the “Thursday Night Football” coverage, but nothing has come of it yet.
McAfee hinted at another big move on Twitter on Tuesday night.
“My life is stupid. If I died 2 tomorrow, I’d just walk b4 proud and lucky 2 be amazed at what I’ve done. Big announcement coming sometime this week..really mooseland. Have a nice night beautiful people. I appreciate you all more than you can imagine.”