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104.5 ESPN Hosts Get Into Shouting Match Over Next LSU Coach

“Hanagriff and Condon had a screaming war over the idea of hiring University of Louisiana head coach Billy Napier to replace Orgeron.”

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Courtesy: ESPN 104.5 Baton Rouge

LSU Football has fallen on rough times since winning the National Championship less than two years ago, and the frustration is starting to boil over in Baton Rouge.

That was evident after LSU’s latest 31-17 loss at the hands of the Ole Miss Rebels. The sound defeat came amidst confirmation that head coach Ed Orgeron is leaving his post at the end of this season.

It’s all been a bit too much for Charles Hanagriff and Richard Condon, who host the LSU post-game show on 104.5 ESPN in Baton Rouge. The two had a screaming war over the idea of hiring University of Louisiana head coach Billy Napier to replace Orgeron.

“YOU WANT NAPIER,” Condon said to his co-host. “NAPE, BILL, I LOVE YA. Hani, he can’t come from Lafayette…”

“SPEAK IN ENGLISH I’M NOT PUSHING NAPIER!” Hanagriff screamed back. “Your problem is you don’t listen!”

Condon, never one to back down, cooked up a few colorful insults to toss back at Hanagriff.

“I’m gonna take the end of my finger, and I’m GONNA STICK IT IN YOUR EAR!” Condon fired back at Hanagriff. “I’m gonna put your drawers in the crack of your ass!”

Earlier in the clip — graciously posted by 104.5 video producer Daniel Cardanez — Hanagriff suggested the team should just hand over coaching duties to students for the rest of the 2021 season.

“You said they’re not in as good of shape,” Condon said. “Why is that?”

“Because they… THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH IS DOING A LOUSY JOB,” Hanagriff shouted. “FIRE THE WHOLE DAMN BUNCH OF THEM. YOU GOT FOUR GAMES LEFT TO GO, JESUS.”

Ironically, the rumor mill has pointed Lane Kiffin’s direction when it comes to Orgeron’s replacement at LSU. The Ole Miss coach is among a few of the names floated as a possible replacement for Orgeron. Whoever gets hired has to face the wrath of 104.5 ESPN after disappointing performances.

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Jonathan Peterlin Takes Over Night Show On 92.3 The Fan

“”Being the guy that you turn on after a day of listening to Ken and Anthony or Andy and Jeff or Nick and Dustin is truly an honor and a privilege. I won’t take that for granted.””

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92.3 The Fan in Cleveland now has a permanent host for its nightly show in Jonathan Peterlin.

Peterlin wrote in a post for the Audacy station’s website on Tuesday that his show will be called Overtime with Jonathan Peterlin and will air each night starting at 7 p.m.

“This is a dream job,” he said. “Being the guy that you turn on after a day of listening to Ken and Anthony or Andy and Jeff or Nick and Dustin is truly an honor and a privilege. I won’t take that for granted.”

Peterlin had been the afternoon update anchor at 92.3 The Fan since 2016, even hosting on weekends and on a fill-in basis. Prior to that, he spent three years in a similar role at Yahoo Sports Radio.

He wrote that listeners in Cleveland will not need an introduction or reintroduction to who he is.

“You know me and I know you,” he said. “We’ve spent the past nearly 7 years getting to know each other on a daily basis…We were there for each other. Along the way I hope that I’ve earned your trust. Through the good times and the bad, the ups and the downs.”

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Layoffs Hit Pro Football Focus

“The reduction in workforce comes less than 18 months after securing a $50 million investment from Silver Lake.”

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Pro Football Focus has laid off 16 employees, according to a report from Front Office Sports.

The reduction in workforce comes less than 18 months after securing a $50 million investment from Silver Lake.

The company, which Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth owns a majority, still employs just over 200 people.

NFL reporter Doug Kyed was among the layoffs. Kyed had been at PFF since July 2021.

Additionally, 11 interns were also let go.

While PFF remains popular and profitable from a football analytics perspective, there had been a shift since the Silver Lake investment into attracting more sports betting and fantasy football customers. The FOS report indicated a chunk of the $50 million funding was used to develop an iPhone app.

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Laurence Holmes: Tim Jenkins Twitter Beef With Mike North Proves The Score Has Gotten Smarter

“Where now every show has a film guy. Like we’re not just out here just guessing. To a certain extent we are, but we go get confirmation and information from people who are smarter than us.”

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Former NFL quarterback Tim Jenkins had an interesting back and forth on Twitter with former 670 The Score host Mike North over Bears quarterback Justin Fields. Jenkins broke down a piece of film from Chicago’s game against Green Bay on Sunday, saying he didn’t agree with the notion that Fields doesn’t go through his progressions and is more of a runner.

North disagreed, saying wide receiver Dante Pettis was wide open on that particular play, and that Fields missed him.

Jenkins responded, saying North’s take was “not intellectually honest.”

In his weekly appearance on Bernstein & Holmes on The Score, Jenkins talked about the exchange not knowing North’s connection to the station.

“There’s a radio guy up there, Mike North, he was real mad,” Jenkins said. “And I tried to handle it gently because like listen, the first thing in his bio was he was born in 1952. And if my grand-pappy is on Twitter roasting somebody, I hope to handle them gently. And I tried to.”

Host Laurence Holmes said it was truly a meta moment for their show and the station. He talked about how having access to a guy like Jenkins is a sign the station, like many others have done across the country, have grown with the game.

“It speaks to the evolution of this radio station,” Holmes said. “Where now every show has a film guy. Like we’re not just out here just guessing. To a certain extent we are, but we go get confirmation and information from people who are smarter than us.”

The discussion turned to the evolution of the quarterback position in the NFL, and Holmes noted that there are some who just don’t recognize that the game has changed and called for a quarterback to be able to throw accurately but pick up yards and keep plays going with their legs.

“I’m here for the nuance, but people continue to ignore what is a trend,” Holmes said. “And I don’t mean that as a pejorative. The trend in the NFL is dual-threat quarterbacks. Look up and down the rosters.”

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