Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard dished some serious heat on the New Year’s Day broadcast of College GameDay.

While attempting to tackle the topic of bowl opt-outs and “meaningless” games, Howard and Herbstreit sounded off on an era of “entitlement” in college football. Herbstreit went as far as to say “this era of player doesn’t love football.”

Later Saturday afternoon, Herbstreit tried to apologize for those comments on Twitter. Though Herbstreit admitted there are still players who love the game, he still does not believe the level of passion in the game matches what it used to be.


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“Of course some players love the game the same today as ever,” wrote Herbstreit on Twitter. “But some don’t. I’ll always love the players of this game and sorry if people thought I generalized or lumped them all into one category.”

Though it was definitely an attempt at an apology, Herbstreit still managed to take a shot at this era of football. Of course, how Herbstreit is able to determine the dedication level or passion of any football player is anyone’s guess.