As the final days of the syndicated ESPN Radio “Mike & Mike” morning show approach, Mike Golic has reportedly signed a new deal with the network. This comes as cohost Mike Greenberg inked a separate deal worth a reported $6.5 million to host a TV show for ESPN.
Golic, a former Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle turned broadcaster, told Men’s Journal recently that he planned to continue the morning show, but the network has not decided on a format or a new cohost. One of the names being mentioned to be paired with Golic is his son, Mike, Jr., who hosts his own show for ESPN Radio and joins “Mike & Mike” each Friday.
“I don’t know if we’ll do the show together, but we will do plenty of things together,” Golic told Men’s Journal. “He’s great at it. He’s a natural.”
The signing of Golic to a new deal was reported by James Miller, author of “Those Guys Have All The Fun: Inside the World of ESPN,” who tweeted “Hearing the @espngolic era at @ESPN will continue. Deal is closed,” according to Philly.com.
ESPN has not commented on the changes to the morning radio program or Greenberg’s move to the company’s TV network. There have been numerous reports as of late that the network plans to lay off as many as 50 on-air personalities.