David Pollack sounds off on bowl opt-out trend, say it's 'quitting'
The new norm in college football is for stars to opt out of non-CFP bowl games. ESPN’s David Pollack isn’t here for it, though.
Pollack took to Twitter to blast the mindset. When asked by a user for his thoughts on the numerous Georgia players opting out of the Peach Bowl contest vs. Cincinnati, the former college football standout gave a candid response about his personal philosophy.
Everyone’s situations are different but I’m not the opt out kind of guy. I stayed for my senior year after being a projected first round pick. I loved my team. I loved competing. Opting out to me = quitting. Not in my DNA. https://t.co/jSb9Mnh6zn
— David Pollack (@davidpollack47) December 31, 2020
Pollack’s words are bound to be debated but they come from a place of credibility in terms of his illustrious collegiate resume. Pollack was a three-time First-team All-American linebacker at Georgia from 2001-04 and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
Pollack’s broadcasting career began in 2008 and he’s been a part of ESPN’s College GameDay since 2011.