Colin Cowherd has been known to be more opinionated than anyone when it comes to his viewpoints, but the former ESPN radio host now Fox Sports 1 host took a simple question Wednesday and turned it into a three-minute rant.
Cowherd was an ESPN radio host for a few years but was let go last July after his comments on air about Dominican baseball players. Cowherd has since moved across the country to Los Angeles, and now does his usual antics on Fox Sports 1 with this show The Herd.
On Wednesday’s show, caller “Scott” posed a question during a segment on paying college athletes. Scott posed the question about what it would mean for programs like ours here at MTSU.
“Screw Middle Tennessee State, screw ’em, we don’t need ’em. If you can’t afford it, get lost,” Cowherd responded instantly shutting down the caller. “Who says college football is about central divisional trucking schools?”
Cowherd continued his rant with comments that if Middle Tennessee fell off the earth the next day it wouldn’t affect him one bit.
“You’re telling me we don’t pay college athletes so that Middle Tennessee can survive? That’s your reasoning?” Cowherd asked as he continued. “Who cares? They shouldn’t be playing football anyway.”
Cowherd finished his rant with statements regarding the scheduling that he believes programs like Middle Tennessee have to put together to stay in business.
“Those teams have to play Tennessee and get beat 68-0 just to afford to pay for their football program,” Cowherd said. “If you have to play a bodybag game twice a year just to have a football program, drop football and focus on academics.”
Cowherd’s comments have already caused debate on Twitter. Blue Raider defensive back Alex Dale started using the hashtag “#GetColinCowherdtotheBoro.” Dale even posed the question whether the university should provide sideline passes to the host for a home game this next season.
Cowherd’s comments also caught the attention of MTSU Director of Athletics Chris Massarro, who replied directly to the host.
“Colin-We our proud of our fb program and play it for many reasons beyond trying to garner your attention in LA,” he tweeted.
Watch the clip from Cowherd’s show below:
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