Kirk Herbstreit will not be on site for College GameDay or the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Friday, but he will be working.
The ESPN personality revealed Tuesday that he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week. He says he is feeling good, but will be working from home for ESPN’s broadcast on New Year’s Day.
It already stood to be an unusual bowl season for Herbstreit. For the first time in years, he is not calling the Rose Bowl, which was relocated to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, due to California’s COVID-19 restrictions.
Instead of No. 1 seed Alabama against No. 4 Notre Dame, Herbstreit will be calling a Sugar Bowl between No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Ohio State.
This is the second time Herbstreit has had to work from home due to COVID-19, having come into close contact with an infected person in Week 4. Herbstreit also drew criticism earlier month for baselessly speculating Michigan would use COVID-19 protocols to avoid playing Ohio State, for which he later apologized.
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