The last week for ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit has been more on the heated end, and it took a turn on College GameDay.
His few Twitter spats with 5-star Ohio State recruits rose to a fever pitch Saturday on College GameDay, when Herbstreit called out the 5-star players, saying they’re “replaceable.”
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These are pretty harsh words from Herbstreit, who is a former Ohio State quarterback.
Herbstreit’s beef with these Ohio State targets started after the Buckeyes’ 31-16 loss to Oklahoma last weekend. Five-star Ohio State recruits Jackson Carman and Micah Parsons called for the Buckeyes to bench struggling quarterback J.T. Barrett for freshman quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
Herbstreit, who has been a longtime defender of Barrett, fired back at the recruits. While Parsons apologized for his comments, Carman stood by his and said in response he might be a better fit at USC or Clemson.
Herbstreit responded to Carman, saying Ohio State would be better off without Carman, who is the top-ranked recruit in Ohio as well as the Buckeyes’ top prospect.
This all led to Herbtreit’s comments on College GameDay, which, as surprising as they may be, are a reiteration of what he said on the Ryen Russillo Show last Thursday.
“I think some of these 5-star guys, they get a little full of themselves because nobody talks real to them,” Herbstreit said on the show. “Everybody plays pretend because they live in a world where everyone pats them on the back.”