David Pollack offers take on players opting out of bowl games, compares it to quitting
For teams not playing in the College Football Playoff, there have been lots of players opting out of bowl games this year.
Florida, for example, was without several starters on both sides of the ball for its 55-20 loss to Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl on Wednesday night. But, some players feel the best move for them is to skip the bowl game, avoiding injury in what basically amounts to an exhibition game and staying healthy for NFL Draft preparations.
On Thursday morning, though, ESPN analyst David Pollack said he knows other people’s situations are different, but he’d never opt out. He even compared it to quitting:
Everyone’s situations are different but I’m not the opt out kind of guy. I stayed for my senior year after being a projected first round pick. I loved my team. I loved competing. Opting out to me = quitting. Not in my DNA. https://t.co/jSb9Mnh6zn
— David Pollack (@davidpollack47) December 31, 2020
Obviously, this has been a hot-button issue for a few years now, and it’s a difficult decision for players to make.
We’ll see what steps college football takes to try to fix its currently flawed bowl system.