Kirk Herbstreit details his concerns regarding the possibility of no football in 2020: 'I'm just trying to be real'
The way Kirk Herbstreit tells it, he’s certainly not trying to cause panic but he’s being as realistic as he can be following the worldwide coronavirus outbreak.
If you missed the viral comments from the College GameDay host, the face of ESPN’s college football coverage fears there won’t be a season to play in 2020.
“I’ll be shocked if we have NFL football this fall, if we have college football. I’ll be so surprised if that happens,” Herbstreit recently said according to TMZ Sports.
He didn’t stop there, either.
“Just because from what I understand, people that I listen to, you’re 12 to 18 months from a vaccine,” Herbstreit continued. “I don’t know how you let these guys go into locker rooms and let stadiums be filled up and how you can play ball. I just don’t know how you can do it with the optics of it.”
After those comments went viral, Herbstreit joined “The Paul Finebaum Show” on Friday to clarify his thoughts.
“Don’t get me wrong, if there’s anyone that wants the college football season more than me, I’d love to meet them,” Herbstreit said on the show. “I hope and pray there is a football season. I hope we are in a position where we can have a football season. I’m not trying to create drama or hysteria, I’m just trying to be real.”
Check out his full clip courtesy of “The Paul Finebaum Show” below:
"I'm not trying to create drama or hysteria, I'm just trying to be real."
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) March 27, 2020