Kirk Herbstreit and Pat McAfee have developed quite a bond on ESPN’s “College GameDay.” And that has led McAfee, a controversial personality, to reach a conclusion on his plans for the show in 2024.

McAfee, who has been candid and open with criticism from plenty of college football fans, had this exchange with Herbstreit on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Friday ahead of the Army-Navy Game in Boston.

“I’m just gonna say this right now. If you dare even think of leaving College GameDay, I’m leaving with you,” Herbstreit said. “I am. I am. I’m dead serious.”

McAfee replied, “Don’t you put that on me!”

McAfee added that he prides himself on being a “good locker room guy” with good vibes and energy every Saturday. However, he reads comments from social media, who criticize his role and personality on the show.

“It’s like, these college fans are awesome, they’re phenomenal, they’re incredibly passionate. But man, that negativity — normally when I get dropped into a new show like the WWE, that negativity is like 3 months,” McAfee said. “They hate my life, they hate my — they hate everything about me. And then they’re like, ‘You know what? This guy, not that bad.’”

College GameDay continues to outpace rival “Big Noon Kickoff” on FOX Sports on Saturday mornings in a ratings battle, however, the last Saturday of the regular season, with FOX at the Ohio State at Michigan game, each show declared a ratings victory.

“How about this? I’m back. I don’t love it,” McAfee said. “I don’t love that my life is just going to continue to have people telling me to run into oncoming traffic, swallow a barrel.”