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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,

Trent Dilfer,

and Paul Kuharsky.

The list goes on, but some of the college football names will stand out to readers.

Big 12 reporter Max Olson confirmed today that he was also laid off:

as well as Danny Kannel, well-liked radio host and CFB analyst, who wrote a particularly painful tweet:

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ESPN CFB insider and in-the-know betting expert Brett McMurphy was also laid off,

as well as recruiting expert Jeremy Crabtree:

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.

Nicholai Babis is a sophomore International Studies major at Vassar College. He specializes in College Football. He is a lifelong Seminoles fan, as well as a Rays fan and a Tampa Bay Bucs fan. He grew up in Tampa, Florida. He is a co-owner of the JR report and works for Athletics at Vassar College. He is the college football contributor at the JR Report. Follow Nicholai on twitter @nibabis . Hit him up if you want to discuss CFB, NFL, golf, tennis, and more.