Kirk Herbstreit has clapped back at Danny Kanell for some interesting comments made regarding the College Football Playoff.

Sunday, after the semifinal field was set, Kanell — a well known SEC basher –went on a rather lengthy Twitter rant, bashing the selection committee’s decision to include two SEC teams by taking Alabama over Ohio State for the final spot.

During that rant, Kanell referred to the CFP as the “Made For TV Ratings Invitational,” saying ESPN is benefitting greatly from the teams competing in the Final Four (which is a really stupid statement, because everyone is going to tune in anyway).

Herbstreit wasn’t a fan of Kanell’s comments and called him out on it Monday morning.

Including Ohio State in the Playoff would’ve probably benefited ESPN a little more, as it would’ve included the Midwest in the picture, so Kanell’s statement doesn’t have much foundation.

While B1G fans love several points that Kanell makes as an SEC hater, this one doesn’t really make much sense. Herbstreit pointed that out.