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Rumors have been swirling around for a while now, but many ESPN analysts have taken to twitter to confirm that the layoffs have indeed come to pass.
Around 100 layoffs are set to occur according to Sports Illustrated, and many have already commenced.
Among other big names across sports, college football seems to have been hit particularly hard. Notable non-CFB names include Ed Werder,
After 17 years reporting on #NFL, I've been informed that I'm being laid off by ESPN effective immediately. I have no plans to retire
— Ed Werder (@EdwerderRFA) April 26, 2017
Laid off by ESPN today.Although sad cause I loved my job, mostly filled w/gratitude & appreciation for the 9 years #GreatFriendsAndTeammates
— Trent Dilfer (@DilfersDimes) April 26, 2017
and Paul Kuharsky.
Knew cuts were coming. Sad to say nine great years at ESPN end for me in July. Please stay tuned to @Midday180.
— Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) April 24, 2017
The list goes on, but some of the college football names will stand out to readers.
I got laid off by ESPN today after an amazing 5+ years. I've been unbelievably fortunate. Better days ahead.
— Max Olson (@max_olson) April 26, 2017
as well as Danny Kannel, well-liked radio host and CFB analyst, who wrote a particularly painful tweet:
Poured my heart and soul into ESPN for last 8 years. Moved my wife and 3 kids to CT to go "all in" 5 years ago. Bummed it ended in 3 minutes
— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) April 26, 2017
ESPN CFB insider and in-the-know betting expert Brett McMurphy was also laid off,
After 5 great years, I’ve been laid off by ESPN. It was a tremendous opportunity & I enjoyed working w/a lot of really, really good people
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) April 26, 2017
as well as recruiting expert Jeremy Crabtree:
— Jeremy Crabtree KMBC (@jeremycrabtree) April 26, 2017
The list goes on for quite a while, but college football fans all across the country will agree that it’s an unfortunate decision by ESPN and will hope that these guys can continue to do what they do best at other places. A running list of the layoffs can be found on Sports Illustrated’s website.