FOX Sports made announced several big additions to their college football broadcast team for the upcoming season.
The network officially announced the hires of former coaches Les Miles and Mark Helfrich, as well as former Florida State and NFL quarterback and ESPN analyst Danny Kanell.
“We are thrilled to have Mark, Les and Danny join FOX Sports for what is going to be our best college football season yet,” John Entz, FOX Sports President of Production & Executive Producer said. “Mark and Les give us decades of coaching experience and an inside knowledge of the college game, while Danny is a polished broadcaster with a great reputation. We can’t wait to get the season started later this week.”
Helfrich, who coached at Oregon from 2013-16, will call games alongside play-by-play announcer Justin Kutcher and fellow color commentator Petros Papdakis. The trio will open the season with Saturday’s game between Maryland and Texas at 12:00 pm ET on FS1.
Miles, a former national and multi-time SEC champion at LSU, will take on his first broadcasting position by making his debut in Week 3 joining play-by-play announcer Tim Brando, fellow analyst Spencer Tillman and sideline reporter Holly Sonders for Northern Illinois at Nebraska on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 12:00 pm ET on FS1.
Kanell will join play-by-play announcer Eric Collins and fellow analyst AJ Hawk for Liberty at Baylor at 7:00 pm ET on FS2 in Week 1. The former Florida State standout has contributed to ESPN broadcasts from 2010-17 as a college football game and studio analyst, as well as co-host for the weekday radio show “Rusillo & Kanell.”