Fox Sports college football pregame hosts sidelined by coronavirus rules: report

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The usual lineup of on-air talent featured on Fox Sports' 'Big Noon Kickoff' show will reportedly be absent from Saturday's program.

Analysts Urban Meyer, Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush, Brady Quinn and host Rob Stone were all set to be sidelined from this week's program in accordance with COVID-19 protocols, the New York Post reported.

The network told the newspaper in a statement that the on-air talent were being kept off air "out of an abundance of caution" and in keeping with CDC and local guidelines.

The show is shot in Los Angeles.

The regulars will be replaced by familiar faces from other programs on Fox platforms, the report said.

NFL legends Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long, as well as former Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho, will be joined by host Charissa Thompson, according to the Post.

The usually two-hour program will be shortened to one hour.

Fox declined to say whether any of the talent had tested positive.

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