Ryan Leaf is going back to the college game as an announcer.
According to the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com), ESPN hired the former Washington State signal-caller as a college football analyst for the upcoming season. He will work with play-by-play announcer Clay Matvick while calling games on ESPN2 and ESPNU.
"Ryan has experienced the highs and lows in the game of football, putting him in a position to relate to a wide range of situations players can find themselves in," Lee Fitting, ESPN's senior vice president of production, said. "He will be able to rely on those experiences—including an unbelievable college career where he was an All-American and Heisman Trophy finalist—in his analysis, making him a tremendous asset for our team.