ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit had a blunt admission when discussing the state of his favorite sport.
The sport of college football is changing, fast. With the Name, Image and Likeness rules, the landscape of the sport is changing quickly. Tradition is changing, too – Oklahoma and Texas will leave the Big 12 for the SEC in a couple of years.
Herbstreit shared an honest admission on his feelings this week.
“I hate losing the tradition of the sport. I’ve always been, I guess, naive to it. I’ve tried to be the guy who thinks people care about tradition and rivalries. Clearly, the decision-makers don’t. It’s an arms race and it’s about the money,” Herbstreit admitted.
Of course, many would argue that “tradition” went away long ago. After all, the Big 12 has only been around for a couple of decades. And we