UCF athletic director fires back at 'College GameDay' winning streak comments
Co-host of ESPN show on UCF's 20-0 streak: 'Who cares?'
ORLANDO, Fla. – University of Central Florida’s Vice President and Director of Athletics Danny White took to Twitter Sunday night in response to controversial statements on ESPN's "College GameDay" the UCF football team’s winning streak.
On Saturday morning, "College GameDay" criticized and laughed about the UCF football team’s playing capabilities in a 2 1/2 minute debate.
“Why are we just focusing on UCF when it comes to the Power Five?” football analyst Kirk Herbstreit said. “I think there are other teams out there that are as deserving or more deserving.”
Herbstreit then continued to compare other schools to UCF, such as Fresno State and Utah State, despite UCF’s No. 10 ranking and 20-game winning streak.
“You know what it is, it’s because of the zero in the loss column,” host Rece Davis said, explaining why Power Five opponents do not want to schedule UCF.
“Who cares,” Herbstreit then chimed in.
White took to Twitter the next day directly, stating, “Good evening, @CollegeGameDay:”
In the statement, White focused more on the discrepancy within the playoff system.
“College football is the only sport in America that is not settled on the field - we need to change that,” White said.
White then addressed Herbstreit’s statement, saying, “I heard our winning streak was met with a comment of 'Who cares!' What? Sports should be all about wins and losses and not the brand on the jersey!”
Within 24 hours of the posted statement, White had received over 2.9K retweets and 7.8K likes.
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