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Maria Taylor Set To Replace Sam Ponder On College GameDay


Sam Ponder’s replacement has reportedly been found.

This weekend, The Big Lead reported ESPN is set to fill Ponder’s void on College GameDay with SEC Network reporter Maria Taylor. Ponder left College GameDay earlier this year to join Sunday NFL Countdown.

Taylor was host of SEC Nation alongside Tim Tebow and Paul Finebaum and has also worked college football games along with men’s and women’s basketball games.

Replacing Taylor on SEC Nation will reportedly be Laura Rutledge.

Rutledge has experience hosting SEC Now and previously served as a sideline reporter for SEC Nation and ESPN’s Thursday night college football games.

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Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated,,, and many others.
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