Kirk Herbstreit reveals he 'came in contact with virus,' alters plans for weekend College GameDay, broadcasting
College GameDay will once again look a little different this Saturday. For the first three episodes of the 2020 season, Lee Corso has been contributing remotely from his home in Florida. On Friday, Kirk Herbstreit shared that he will also be contributing remotely after being exposed to the coronavirus.
The good news is that Herbstreit says he has tested negative twice for COVID-19 and still plans to be part of both GameDay and the Florida State at Miami game by contributing from his home.
“Hey, guys-wanted to update you on this weekend. I came in contact with the virus this week while in Nashville, so because of that, I’ll be on College GameDay and calling FSU-Miami from home. Tested negative, trying to be as safe as possible. See you tomorrow let’s enjoy some CFB!” Herbstreit wrote in a tweet that featured an attached video relaying the message.
“I came in contact with the virus so I will not be able to go on the road for College GameDay this week,” Herbstreit says in the below video. “I’ll still be on the show. I’ll still actually get a chance to call the game Saturday night with Miami and Florida State. I’ll still get to be doing that, I’ll just have to do that from my home.”
“I think it’s time to take an abundance of caution, follow the protocols, and do what we needed to do,” he added. “I’ve tested negative twice this week, so all is well. Looking forward to being on College GameDay Saturday, Miami-Florida State, we’ve got SEC back in action. There’s a lot of good stuff going on, so let’s remain positive.”
It’s encouraging that Herbie looks to be doing well while taking these steps out of an abundance of caution. Hopefully, he’ll be back on the road with the GameDay crew soon.
Hey guys-wanted to update you on this weekend. I came in contact with the virus this week while in Nashville, so because of that, I’ll be on @CollegeGameDay and calling FSU-Miami from home. Tested negative, trying to be as safe as possible. See you tomorrow-let’s enjoy some CFB! pic.twitter.com/bXuhpwjaMj
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 25, 2020