Fox Sports’ ‘Big Noon Kickoff’ crew out due to COVID-19 protocol

Due to COVID-19 quarantine protocols, the entire on-air crew of Fox Sports’ college football pregame show, “Big Noon Kickoff,” will be off the air this Saturday, The Post has learned. Urban

Due to COVID-19 quarantine protocols, the entire on-air crew of Fox Sports’ college football pregame show, “Big Noon Kickoff,” will be off the air this Saturday, The Post has learned.

Urban Meyer, Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush, Brady Quinn and host Rob Stone will be held out of the program, which will air prior to the network’s noon start of the USC-Arizona State game.

In their place, Fox Sports will have Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Emmanuel Acho, with host Charissa Thompson. Bradshaw, Long and Thompson work on Fox’s NFL Sunday studio coverage, while the up-and-coming Acho is on the daily FS1 program, “Speak for Yourself.” This Saturday’s “Big Noon Kickoff” will be condensed from two hours to one.

In a statement to The Post, Fox Sports said it was only holding out the crew “out of abundance of caution” and with guidance from the CDC and the Los Angeles Department of Public Health’s safety guidelines.

Fox Sports could not say if any of the on-air broadcasters had COVID-19.

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