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ESPN has hired Jeff Triplette as a rules analyst Graham Glasgow Jersey , Cameron Filipe of Football Zebras reports.
An ESPN spokesman declined comment, but a source confirmed the report to PFT.
Triplette joins Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten and Booger McFarland on the Monday Night Football broadcast, replacing Gerald Austin. Austin, a former referee Sam Hubbard Jersey , had worked for ESPN since 2012.
Austin, who will remain the officiating coordinator for Conference USA, will join Jon Gruden as a consultant for the Raiders, according to ESPN.
Triplette spent 22 seasons in the NFL as a back judge and referee, retiring after last season. He worked 11 postseason games Captain Munnerlyn Jersey , including the 2007 AFC Championship Game, and was an alternate referee for Super Bowl XLI.
The NFL steered ESPN to hire Triplette, per Football Zebras.
Triplette’s career was not without controversy, including his final game. Former NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira was among those to criticize Triplette and the officiating crew after the wild-card playoff game between the Titans and Chiefs.
The Seahawks have a new offensive coordinator for the first time since the 2011 season as they hired Brian Schottenheimer to take over for Darrell Bevell after Bevell’s long run on Pete Carroll’s staff.
The change isn’t a major one for players knew to the organization, but veterans like quarterback Russell Wilson and wide receiver Doug Baldwin will have some adjustments to make. Baldwin said “you can be fearful of it or you can be excited about it” last week and that he’s chosen the excited path because of the chance to put “something together special again.”
Wilson calls Schottenheimer Wes Horton Jersey , who was a coordinator for the Jets and Rams before spending the last two years as a quarterbacks coach with the Colts, “a great teacher” and shares Baldwin’s feelings about what the coach’s lessons can mean for the unit.
“It鈥檚 definitely some added stuff for sure, there’s definitely more on the plate,” Wilson said, via the team’s website. “We’ve always had a lot of information Jacob McQuaide Jersey , but it’s even more. But that’s OK. I’m ready for more and more and just continue to see how far we can take it. I think we’re going to have a great offense, I really do.”
The Seahawks made another big change to their offensive staff when they hired Mike Solari as the new offensive line coach after disappointing work from the unit under Tom Cable. If Solari can get better results, it would do a lot to help Schottenheimer look good in his first year on the new job.