Travis actually “broke the news” of his journey to the newly-forming network on his own blog, but it had been rumored for quite a bit of time. He is currently the editor of outkickthecoverage.com, but Travis has also made stops at Deadspin, CBS Sports, and AOL Fanhouse in his career. He will likely bring a bit of “edge” to the new college football studio for the start-up network, and in a room with Erin Andrews and Eddie George (at least), that will be needed.
Recently, Travis made news with a back-and-forth Twitter war with former Tennessee quarterback, Erik Ainge, but even in the midst of some negativity, his star has risen in the industry. Also, ESPN made their own “splash” recently, hiring Paul Finebaum out of his own syndicated network in Alabama, so this is a bit of a parallel move for Fox.
It certainly remains to be seen whether Travis can hold his own on television (he has done national radio for NBC), but at the very least, FOX is making a leap with his inclusion. I seriously doubt that ESPN is worried about their new opposition, but in the midst of their “declining ratings”, anything seems possible.