Kirk Herbstreit expects the SEC to fight for the upcoming fall season: 'They will do everything they can in order to play'
Kirk Herbstreit caused a mix of panic and anger months ago when he suggested there would be no college football this fall without a COVID vaccine. The College GameDay host and ESPN college football analyst has since backed off those statements but now that it appears the Big Ten has decided to cancel its upcoming fall season, Herbstreit was asked to share his thoughts on the current state of college football.
Keep in mind, Herbstreit played at Ohio State, so potentially losing Big Ten play would likely be the last thing the ESPN analyst wants to see this fall.
That being said, during a recent appearance on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” program, Herbstreit was asked to share his thoughts on all the recent college football news.
“I think Saturday afternoon is when I, and I think everybody else, started to realize this thing – this thing’s not gonna happen,” Herbstreit said. “you know, as far as the Big Ten is concerned. But then you have the player movement, you know — we want to play. The hashtag, we want to play, you have coaches involved in that. I think even the Wake Forest president is involved in that.
“I don’t know if that’s going to make much difference, it seems like the Pac-12 and the Big Ten, if dominos are going to start to fall in the Power 5, with everything I’ve heard, it seems it will start in the next 24-48 hours in the Big Ten and the Pac-12. Then we’ll see what happens with the Big 12 and the ACC.”
When it comes to the SEC, Herbstreit believes the nation’s most powerful football conference isn’t going without a fight.
“One thing we know, the SEC will be the last one standing,” Herbstreit added. “They will do everything they can, obviously, in order to play. It’s going to be crazy, This week is going to be a crazy week for college football.”
You can view Herbie’s comments below courtesy of the official ESPN College Football account:
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