Mike Golic Face Mask Michael Louis Golic Sr. is a former co-host of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike and Golic and Wingo, and a former National Football League defensive lineman. He is also a former analyst for ESPN and ESPN2’s NFL studio programming, as well as for the networks’ college football coverage.
Michael Louis Golic Sr. is a former co-host of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike and Golic and Wingo, and a former National Football League (NFL) defensive lineman. He is also a former analyst for ESPN and ESPN2’s NFL studio programming, as well as for the networks’ college football coverage.
Listen, everybody has a right to try and go do what they want. He wanted to do something else. But I knew I was keeping the morning show. It was just gonna be different and the great part was having my son. You know, there was talks of Jason Fitz, of Stugotz, and certainly of Trey. And Trey’s familiarity with me and being around the company for a long time, especially being the football guy, seemed like a good fit.
Kirk Ferentz joins to talk about the state of the Iowa football program. Herm Edwards joins to talk about how his Arizona State football team is preparing for a weird college football season. Bill Curry joins to share stories on Mike Golic’s final ESPN Radio show. Good Trouble John Lewis Cloth Face Mask Dave McMenamin joins to break down the first night of the NBA restart. A Golic & Wingo ‘best of’ That Bytes and the final Love It or Shove It.
Mike Golic’s 22-year run as the co-host of ESPN’s morning radio show has officially ended. His family helped him sign off his final show on. Mike Golic Jr. is a regular contributor on ESPN Radio’s Golic and Wingo, alongside the show’s co-hosts – his father Mike Golic and Trey Wingo. Golic and Wingo is on ESPN Radio weekdays from 6-10 a.m. ET. It is also simulcast on ESPNEWS (6-10 a.m.) and ESPN2 (6-8 a.m.).
A former college football Academic All-American, Golic Jr. brings his football background and pop culture knowledge to the show along with his father’s classic sports commentary and humor and Wingo’s wit and deep sports expertise. In addition, Golic Jr. is a regular fixture on ESPN’s social media and digital content surrounding marquee events and key announcement shows such as the Super Bowl, NFL Draft and College Football Playoff Selection Show.
He joined ESPN in November 2015, originally teaming with Golic Sr. on a college football and NFL-focused podcast, Mike & Mike Jr. Golic Jr. has also served as a guest host on Mike & Mike, a college football analyst during ESPN Radio’s broadcast of the 2015 Hawaii Bowl and was a host of the weekend program Rothenberg Mike’d Up on ESPN Radio, with Dave Rothenberg and Michael Wallace. Golic Jr. also joined ESPN Radio’s Jon “Stugotz” Weiner on the Sunday morning show Weekend Observations with Stu & Jr.
Golic Jr. graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in film, television and theater. While at Notre Dame, Golic Jr. was an offensive lineman, and in 2013, he entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz joins to talk about the mistreatment of African-American players in his program and what he’s doing to fix it. Plus, Stugotz joins to share some Golic memories and one last Love It or Shove It.
The Friday show will mark the end of what is a legendary morning radio career for Golic. He co-hosted Mike & Mike with Mike Greenberg for nearly two decades. When Greenberg left that show to do Get Up!, he began co-hosting with Trey Wingo. Dave McMenamin joins to break down the NBA’s return last night, LeBron’s rough start, and Zion’s minutes restriction. Plus, the guys talk about the SEC’s announcement that it will play a 10-game, conference-only schedule.
Golic appeared on Sarah Spain’s That’s What She Said podcast this week to discuss the ending of his ESPN Radio career. He made some telling comments.
“Greeny wanted to go do something else, and that’s all been well-documented,” Golic said of his breakup with Mike Greenberg, per Awful Announcing. “I wish he’d have come to me and kind of was a little more upfront about it. But that’s obviously in the past.
Golic added that he wasn’t happy with how he learned of his current show’s canceling. Herm Edwards joins to share some stories on the last Golic & Wingo show and tell us how his team is preparing to play in this weird college football season. The Golic family joins for Senior’s final segment on ESPN Radio.
“Unfortunately, the tough thing this time around is I basically heard it was ending through the media,” Golic added, “which, to me, isn’t the best way to find something out.
“I don’t think that’s the right way. But they didn’t ask me what I thought was the right way. At the end of the day, it’s business. I’ve always said this about football or doing anything, Mike Golic and Mike t-shirt you gotta be careful at taking thins too personally.” Darius Rucker joins to share some Golic, Sr. memories, and Jayson Stark joins to talk Marlins outbreak and stumps the guys with one more trivia question. Plus, the NBA is back…and we hear the best & worst sounds from the 2+ years of Golic & Wingo.
Sports broadcasters Mike Greenberg (L) and Mike Golic, hosts of ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike” show, speak as they are inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the NAB Show Radio Luncheon at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on April 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NAB Show, the trade show of the National Association of Broadcasters and the world’s largest electronic media show, runs through April 21 and features more than 1,700 exhibitors and 103,000 attendees.
Very sad to hear of the passing of Regis Philbin, he was the consummate host who made all feel welcome, such an incredible entertainment career, and a Notre Dame man who always represented the school well.