Kirk Herbstreit’s critical comments on College GameDay go viral

Players who opt out of high profile games like Rose Bowl are no match for Kirk Herbstreit.

On ESPN’s aggregator College GameDay hours before the Rose Bowl even started, college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit had something to say about players opting out of bowling matches.

The former Ohio State quarterback was clearly unhappy with the star players from his alma mater opting out of the Rose Bowl. Wide recognizers Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson have decided not to play in The Granddaddy of Them All against Pac-12 champions Utah Utes and set for 2022 NFL Drafts.

This is a very tired Herbstreit on College GameDay is set in Pasadena, California just hours after the Capital One Orange Bowl call in Miami Gardens, Florida. ESPN didn’t put its top talent in position for success this morning, and that shows with criticism of players opting out.

Kirk Herbstreit criticizes players for opting out of bowl games at Rose Bowl

This Herbstreit comment signifies that there is no such thing as a special bowling game anymore, not even a Pinking Game. Herbstreit’s ESPN colleague Desmond Howard backs up his claim saying that this generation of college players is different from the players who played in the 1990s like them. Football has completely evolved since Herbstreit and Howard starred in the Big Ten three decades ago.

If a player wants to opt out of his final college game to get ready for the NFL Draft, he has the right to do so now. People can judge him for it, but he has to make the best decision for himself and his family. Meanwhile, when a blue-chipper decides to turn pro a game early, it only opens the door for those below him on the depth chart to develop.

Outside of the College Football League, these bowling games are glorified exhibits. Yes, they still count in the win-loss ledger, but it’s all about rewarding a team and a fan base for a good season with a medal event to rally behind. These games are broadcast on national television, helping with recruitment. More importantly, the teams get better by doing 15 bowl games.

Players like Olave and Wilson have given it their all for Ohio State, and if they want to be ready for what’s next instead of playing one last game below market value versus Utah, they can do what they do. would like.

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