REPORT: ESPN Wants To Pair Bill Belichick And Nick Saban For “ManningCast” Style Alternate Cast

Bill Belichick and Nick Saban working together this fall? It’s reportedly in the works.

NFL legend Peyton Manning is reportedly pursing a deal with the two legendary head coaches to sign with Omaha Productions, The Athletic’s Andrew Marchand reports.

Omaha Productions is Manning’s entertainment company, and his working relationship with ESPN is expected to play a role with there being interest in Belichick. Per Marchand, the network wants to create a ManningCast style alternate cast that features Belichick and Saban.

Marchand wrote:


If Manning were to sign Belichick, the idea of teaming with ESPN to create a Belichick and Nick Saban “Manningcast” is expected to be broached, according to officials briefed on the plans. Saban, considered by many the greatest college football coach of all time, joined ESPN’s “College GameDay” after retiring from Alabama. (ESPN/Omaha could call it the “GOAT Cast.”)

Belichick and the Patriots parted ways after 24 legendary seasons. Meanwhile, Saban announced his retirement from college football after his 17th and final season at Alabama in 2023. He has since agreed to join ESPN’s “College GameDay.”

There are questions, as Marchand writes, that Belichick might not be done with coaching and that could hinder the project to a temporary job instead of a new full-time gig for Bill. Regardless, even if it’s for one-year, the idea of Belichick and Saban to talk football is must-see televise.