Matt Millen Joins ESPN
May 7, 2009 at 12:07 PM (PT)
After his disastrous stint running the DETROIT LIONS, MATT MILLEN has returned to the job for which he experienced more acclaim, football commentator, and has joined ESPN as NFL and College Football Analyst, starting in AUGUST. While his primary duties will be as a part of ESPN TV's game coverage and studio shows like "MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN," "NFL LIVE," and "SPORTSCENTER," MILLEN will also offer football analysis on ESPN RADIO.
"MATT will play a major role in our NFL and college football coverage and fans will enjoy hearing the strong, candid opinions which have made him one of the absolute best analysts in the business," ESPN EVP, Production NORBY WILLIAMSON.. "His addition gives us our deepest roster of NFL experts ever with the four-time Super Bowl champion joining an ESPN lineup that already features CHRIS BERMAN and standouts at every position, and with KIRK HERBSTREIT, TODD BLACKLEDGE and MILLEN you couldn’t ask for a better group of college football analysts."
MILLEN, who won his four rings during his pro career as a linebacker with the RAIDERS, 49ERS, and REDSKINS before joining CBS SPORTS and, later, FOX SPORTS and WESTWOOD ONE, said, "I am very excited about this opportunity and I look forward to working with ESPN and the great group of analysts, commentators and production staff who will be my new teammates." MILLEN returned to broadcasting during the playoffs and SUPER BOWL last season for NBC after his departure from the LIONS, where the team went 31-81 under his Presidency and his last team went 0-16 after his SEPTEMBER firing.