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After serving up 18 years of wonderfully snark-flavored sports coverage, Dan Patrick announced on Monday his resignation from ESPN, where he has anchored SportsCenter and hosted an eponymous radio show. Noting that "I've spent a third of my life at ESPN," Patrick tells Variety he wants to "try something different," but specified no next step following his August 17 ESPN sign-off.

Recently, Patrick's name unexpectedly entered the "Who will host The Price Is Right?" mix, but he turned down the job. "I didn't think it was the right time to do something like that, but I did appreciate them inquiring," Patrick tells the Reporter, adding, "No, I'm holding out for Wheel of Fortune."