'He's not a scientist': Notre Dame's Brian Kelly the most recent to shred Kirk Herbstreit for recent comments
Add Brian Kelly to the list of college football coaches who aren’t too pleased with Kirk Herbstreit right now. Recent comments from the ESPN analyst have sparked some outrage.
Last week, during an appearance on ESPN Radio, Herbstreit admitted that he’d be “shocked” if the 2020 college football season was played. Those remarks gained plenty of traction in the following days, and has led to some harsh responses from college football coaches and athletic directors.
The Notre Dame head coach wasn’t one to bite his tongue when he heard what Herbstreit said.
“Yeah, I heard Kirk Herbstreit come out last week and say, ‘There’s no way.’ Kirk does not know what he’s talking about. For him to talk in those terms, he’s not a scientist. He’s a college football analyst,” Kelly said on 96.1 FM WSBT’s Weekday Sportsbeat. “We’ll let the scientists determine those things. We’ll prepare and know what we need to do and put things in place knowing full well that we’ll need some preparation time, but we’re going to stay positive and prepare as if we’re going to have a season in the fall.”
Missouri head coach Eli Drinkwitz and Kansas State athletic director Gene Taylor also disagreed with Herbstreit’s recent comments about the upcoming season.
Coaches, athletic directors and conference commissioners are working together right now to come up with ideas for the 2020 season, in the event that the start of the year is delayed. While we’re still several months away from kickoff, having backup plans is certainly a good idea in this situation.
It’s pretty clear, though, the idea of not playing in 2020 is not sitting well with coaches and athletic directors. Herbstreit’s comments really aren’t receiving much positive attention from anyone right now.