“The professionalism, energy and knowledge he brings to every show and assignment is second to none,” said Lee Fitting, ESPN’s senior vice president of production, in a statement.

Davis declined to say if he was being followed by other networks, but said negotiations with ESPN were speedy.

“ESPN and my long relationship with them had something like my strong suits, but also an opportunity to do some things to keep growing,” said Davis.

The basketball version of GameDay began in 2005 with Davis as the host. He took charge of the college football roadshow in 2015, replacing Chris Fowler.

Fowler left GameDay to focus on calling games and becoming ESPN’s leading play-by-play college football announcer.

Davis said he enjoys calling Games and may consider making a similar transition later in his career.

“I feel like I’ve really built my career around hosting,” said Davis. “I hate the phrase playing the analyst. Anyone can do that. A good host is prepared for the conversation and knows where the lines are.

He added: “My first priority is ‘GameDay’. I still get a rush every time. I like to be in the command center of major events. “