Derek Stingley Sr. responds after Kirk Herbstreit questions LSU's All-American
ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit officially has a complicated relationship with the Stingley family.
A little more than a month after Herbstreit called for LSU star CB Derek Stingley Jr. to win the Heisman Trophy, he has drawn the ire of Derek Stingley Sr. following comments made on a podcast this week.
Herbstreit discussed the broader issue of struggling SEC defenses, and commented on Stingley’s play against Missouri.
“They just don’t look like it’s 11 guys that want to run to the ball and hold up their end of the bargain,” Herbstreit said on on Monday’s episode of the CFB Podcast with Herbie, Pollack & Neghandi. “And when I watched some of these SEC defenses, I just look at guys like Stingley right now — who’s a great talent — he has zero interest in tackling, zero interest for being accountable in that regard. And if your best players are doing that, that’s going to filter down.
Stingley Sr. responded with a tweet that said his son missed one tackle, and, “all of the sudden he looks as if he doesn’t want to tackle?!?!”
Then the father pointed out that the All-American cornerback had five tackles against Vanderbilt and four against Missouri, while playing on a bad ankle.
Lol! @KirkHerbstreit Derek miss “one” tackle and all of the sudden he looks as if he doesn’t want to tackle?!?! 5 tackles vs Vandy, 4 tackles vs Miz while playing on a bad ankle! Smh!!!
— Coach Derek Stingley (@dsting24) October 13, 2020
Maaaaaaaaan. If that was to happen… You already know we’ll be partying together. https://t.co/xEOeLyavrv
— Coach Derek Stingley (@dsting24) September 5, 2020