WATCH: Joe Buck bashes Indiana football during NFL preseason game
Football at Indiana is always held in the highest regard. Fair or not, Bloomington has always been seen as a basketball town.
But recently the Hoosiers have enjoyed a little more success on the gridiron and have been much more competitive in recent seasons. Apparently FOX play-by-play announcer Joe Buck hasn’t been watching.
During a preseason NFL games between Philadelphia and Cleveland, Buck started talking about current Eagles quarterback Nate Sudfeld, who spent his college days at Indiana. And that’s when Buck — who also studied at IU briefly, by the way — took a jab at the Hoosiers.
“A guy who went to Indiana, didn’t get a chance to do much with the Indiana Hoosiers,” Buck said during the broadcast.
Legendary Cowboys quarterback and Buck’s broadcast partner, Troy Aikman, then chimed in with “who has?”
Ouch. #IUFB pic.twitter.com/HASvISnKY8
— Jake Query (@jakequery) August 24, 2018
The problem with Buck’s statement? It’s just not true.
Sudfeld left Indiana as the program’s all-time leading passer, throwing for 7,879 yards and 61 touchdowns in 38 games with the Hoosiers. He also guided Indiana to its first bowl appearance in nearly a decade in 2015.
Buck might want to think about what he says next time. Sudfeld accomplished plenty during his time in Bloomington.