ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit made waves across the SEC on Thursday morning thanks to his appearance with Colin Cowherd's show with the network.
Herbstreit, in answer to a question basically asking if he thought Oregon ran the score up on Tennessee as some form of a message to the SEC had this to say:
“I don’t think they intentional ran it up, but I’ll tell you this: The SEC, it’s unique about their fan base. There are fourteen schools. When one of them wins a national championship, all fourteen carry the flag for the national championship. They all claim it. They all claim the national championship like they won it together. So when Tennessee gets ambushed by Oregon, they need to all get their flag out together and accept that loss to Oregon.”
Herbstreit, who was a quarterback for Ohio State and is familiar to many as somewhat of a foil to Lee Corso's antics on ESPN's College Gameday show, has never been afraid to put things bluntly.
Despite having played for the Buckeyes, he was compelled to move his family from Columbus, Ohio, to Nashville following comments he made about Ohio State's football scandal two years ago that eventually led to the removal of coach Jim Tressel.