Chris Fallica, more commonly known as “The Bear” on ESPN’s College Gameday, as well as during games broadcast by ESPN/ABC, will soon be leaving to another network. It was reported on Thursday that Fallica will be headed to Fox to be a part of its college football coverage, joining its pregame show, Big Noon Kickoff.
Fallica has been a big part of ESPN’s college football coverage. Between people who are happy to see him heading over to Fox and sad to see him leaving ESPN, this news drew a big reaction among fans and others in the college football world.
I absolutely love this guy. And it kills me that he’s leaving, but I know he’ll still be nice enough to let me submit his Last Man Standing Picks for him. https://t.co/CijafwU5Nw
— Joe Fortenbaugh (@JoeFortenbaugh) December 2, 2022
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) December 2, 2022
— Sickos Committee (@SickosCommittee) December 2, 2022
— Kurtis Quillin (@KurtisQuillin) December 2, 2022
Man, transfer portal szn has been crazy
(Also, Chris has always been extremely helpful any time we’ve chatted. No surprise he’s a hot commodity.) https://t.co/oqtetC0Zm9
— Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) December 2, 2022
This transfer portal is wildin' https://t.co/Fv0auNCT6J
— CFB Home (@CFBHome) December 2, 2022
Saturday, December 3 — which will feature conference championship games and will likely settle who will be in the College Football Playoff (though that won’t be officially determined until Sunday — is believed to be Fallica’s final ESPN broadcast.
Fallica has been with ESPN for the better part of three decades. He joined the network in 1995 and began working on College Gameday the following year. With ESPN, his role was to make picks and also find obscure facts relating to the games being played. That was often the source of his trivia questions. With Fox, it’s believed that Fallica will be talking about the betting aspect of games.