Kirk Herbstreit Wants One Thing To Change After This College Football Season
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I think everyone can agree the NCAA had a lack of leadership leading up to the decisions that are bringing us an abbreviated 2020 college football season. Moving forward, ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit wants to see that change...
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“I think this is unprecedented,” Herbstreit said on the CFB Podcast with Herbie, Pollack & Negandhi . “I don’t think anybody’s seen anything like this, at least in our lifetimes. When you go through unchartered waters, it’s not like you have a playbook for that. So I think it’s very easy to sit on the sidelines and criticize leaders that have to make decisions. In this case, in college football, if anybody questioned where the leadership is in college football, is it the NCAA, is it Bill Hancock, is it each of the Power 5 conferences, I think we learned that everybody lives in a silo.”
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“I’m hoping that the powers that be, that this is not probably the best way to go in the future,” Herbstreit added, per Saturday Down South. “We need a voice, we need a person that we turn to who gathers information and then says ‘OK, here’s what I think we need to do collectively for the sport.’ I don’t even know if that’s possible. But it sounds good to me because this has been very frustrating to see the Big Ten do what they’re doing, Larry (Scott), out west doing what he’s doing, Greg (Sankey) holding steady in the SEC. Everybody’s their own boss and I think it leaves the average college football fan kind of confused and frustrated with the whole process.”
(The Spun)
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27 Comments
More tissues in the broadcast box. That's the most important thing.
Reply13 days
Like the NFL, Herb? I know what I am going to change with pro sports. The channel.
Reply24 days
In other words, leadership in the southern conferences have heart and grit unlike the other pudding pusses. Mad you can't watch your Big 10 Herbie? Salty.
Reply26 days
No fricking Way. If we had a Commissioner, no one would be playing football this fall. We are going to have a season and expose this for the political fraud that it is precisely because there is no central authority.
Reply26 days
WRONG HERBIE! We aren't "confused". The Big 10 and PAC 12 are confused - gave into the hysteria and politics. Screw them.
Reply26 days
Amen to that
26 days
we need one leader, one voice, one master. where have we heard that before?
Reply26 days
Trump
26 days
so he wants centralized control? No thanks Comrade Kirk, I prefer local control of our regional conference.
Reply26 days
You guys are being shites. The ncaa has control over every other college sport. The football free-for-all is weird because it doesn't exist for the other sports that all operate under this same association. And I don't think you understand what communism is if comrade is your joke here.
26 days
Why am I not surprised one iota that Jay Are would favor the tyrannical, centralized option?
26 days
I am not confused. Are any of you?
Reply26 days
Begging for his job.
Reply26 days
That was a thinly veiled planned message. You're a sock puppet Herbie.
Reply26 days
"unchartered waters". How about uncharted instead?
Reply26 days
Because islands and water are uncharted, but football is acting without laws or regulation. Grammar douche fail!!
26 days
Jay Are: wrong again. Herbie wasn’t referred to regulations. He was using the phrase as it’s used to describe something that’s unknown. Herbie was wrong, Geauxboy was right.
26 days
Of course Kirk wants a CFB tsar. Then ESPN would not have to worry about conferences using other networks and making ESPN pay more for the conferences' media rights or the rights the CFB playoffs.
Reply26 days
Kirk could not be more wrong about this. A college football dictator would be a disaster.
Reply27 days
A microcosm of a One World Government. Led by China. Orange Man in the way. MEDIA = PISSED
26 days
Disagree. I've never perceived college football as a "singular" entity, but rather a collection of regional conferences who voluntarily agree to participate in a shared post-season format. That's how it should be. It doesn't need an all-controlling authority. It's a damn sport, not a branch of the armed forces. I'm sure as hell glad that high school sports aren't dictated by some national entity.
Reply27 days
Well they are, it’s called the NFHS, and most states use their football rules .
26 days
Totally disagree, if anything this fake pandemic has shown is that a single authority or one size fits all approach is extremely dangerous and completely unnecessary. Local governments, institutions, and entities should be able to evaluate their own situations and their own risks and make their own decisions.
Reply27 days
P5 conferences have a singular boss. It’s BLM. They all cower and bow to the Marxist group. Zero strong leadership exist and none weaker than at LSU.
Reply27 days
Just like LHSAA has ruined high school football, a college commissioner would do the same for college football. This a terrible idea.
Reply27 days
I’d like to know if Kirk wants us playing football before he volunteers for the position
Reply27 days
frick that noise. Then we probably wouldn't be playing football this year
Reply27 days
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