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QB Kirk Herbstreit (Frosted Quips)

Discussion in 'Fake or Disgraced Buckeye Alumni' started by BuckBojangles, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. BuckBojangles

    BuckBojangles Jooooooonyer

    Just thought I would open up a thread about Herbie.

    He's been a representative Buckeye at all times. Some people get down on him for his columns or his announcing. But he's always been objective in his analysis and remained a big fan of the Buckeyes. Outsiders cannot dismiss him only as a homer. But you can see him cheering for the Bucks and you know where his heart is. He remains one of the few sportscasters who make sense and speak with knowledge and very little hype.

    Great job Herbie.
  2. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0



  3. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck SoCal, Baby!

    Molly Willow is clueless. I talked to some women who attended the Tressel talk (granted they were 40-somethings, but most were still pretty attractive), and they were ga ga over meeting the coach. Said he was "pretty hot for an older guy."

    They would, however, probably have thrown their panties and phone numbers onto Herbstreit's stage.
  4. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


    [FONT=arial,sans-serif][FONT=arial,sans-serif]Herbstreit proves worth once again [/FONT][/FONT]

    [FONT=arial,sans-serif][FONT=arial,sans-serif] [/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=arial,sans-serif][FONT=arial,sans-serif]Monday, September 11, 2006[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=arial,sans-serif][FONT=arial,sans-serif]Roger Brown[/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=arial,sans-serif][FONT=arial,sans-serif]Plain Dealer Columnist [/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=arial,sans-serif][FONT=arial,sans-serif] When Ohio State whipped Texas, 24-7, in their much-hyped showdown Saturday night, the evening did more than confirm OSU quarterback Troy Smith is college football's top player - it also revealed that a former Buckeyes QB is among the game's best in a TV booth. [/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=arial,sans-serif][FONT=arial,sans-serif] Former OSU quarterback Kirk Herbstreit, best known for his ongoing role on ESPN's popular "College GameDay" studio show, was the star of ABC's OSU-Texas national telecast. Early on, the analyst noted Smith's poise and composure would provide a huge intangible advantage for the No. 1-ranked Buckeyes over Texas (which it did). And, late in the game, Herbstreit predicted Smith's composure would allow the Buckeyes to be creative and daring in attempting to control the ball and put the Longhorns away (which they were). [/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=arial,sans-serif][FONT=arial,sans-serif] In short, it was great stuff by Herbstreit. And it proved his ability to provide solid, insightful observations on college football goes well beyond the short bursts of airtime he gets on "College GameDay." [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=arial,sans-serif][FONT=arial,sans-serif] Herbstreit handled the OSU-Texas game with Bob Davie (co-analyst) and Brent Musburger (play-by-play). It aired here on WEWS Channel 5.[/FONT][/FONT]
  5. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


    Chat with Kirk Herbstreit
    Talk football -- high school and college -- with Kirk Herbstreit in an online chat today on
    The ESPN college football analyst will discuss this weekend's big matchups, from the Kirk Herbstreit Challenge, featuring top high school teams from Ohio against national powerhouses, to Saturday's UC at Ohio State game.
    The chat runs from noon to 12:30 p.m. We'll post a log-in on right before noon.
    Herbstreit has been a co-analyst of ESPN's "College GameDay" since 1996. He was a quarterback at Ohio State and Centerville High School. He was the Buckeyes captain during the 1992 season and helped lead Ohio State to an 8-3-1 record.
  6. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    Anyone who doubts where Herbies sympathies lie, need only look at the immediate reaction in his face on the GameDay wrap-up after the game. When the team began to discuss who was the best team in football and the comment "well, okay, other than Ohio State, that's a no-brainer" was made, Herbie looked like a five-year-old opening Christmas presents. He regained his composure almost immediately but that initial reaction showed how deeply he feels about Ohio State.
  7. scooter1369

    scooter1369 HTTR Forever.

    I thought I just heard him on the radio.

    Someone asked about Weis running a fake punt when up by 24.

    Herbie said "He's a genius, haven't you heard?"
  8. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    was it just me, or did you also hear some anger in his voice when he asked davie what he thought about the helmet-to-helmet call? after musburger said that it was the right call, herbie went directly to davie to get his opinion. after being validated, he said something like, "now we know where you stand," as if he was telling musberger to shut his piehole and let those who truly know the game decipher it. herbie was rather impassioned making his point.

    i also loved herbie's response to corso when lee said that a game to watch was, i believe, ucf vs. florida. herbie rocked back in his chair, incredulous and stupefied that corso would choose that game of all the others. herbie then said something like, "okay, we'll just keep our eyes on that."

    florida won 42-0. good call, lee.
  9. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

  10. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator
  11. Bleed S & G

    Bleed S & G Taking Crazy Pills

    When he was doing the GT and ND game, you could tell Herbie is tired of hearing that.. him and brent we're throwing jabs, brents all about ND and herbie was keeping him in check it seemed at least
  12. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


    Herbstreit likes Buckeyes' national title chances

    Former OSU quarterback says team's lofty status 'all because of Troy Smith.'

    By Kyle Nagel
    Staff Writer

    Tuesday, September 12, 2006

    CINCINNATI ? Plenty of college football pundits around the country, after watching No. 1 Ohio State defeat then-No. 2 Texas on Saturday night, have called the Buckeyes a favorite to appear in the national championship game. Count Kirk Herbstreit among them.
    "They're the team to beat, without any question," Herbstreit said. "It's all because of Troy Smith."
    Herbstreit, the former Centerville High School and Ohio State quarterback and current college football analyst on ESPN, has watched the Buckeyes closely from his home in Columbus and from the set of ESPN's College GameDay.
    "Troy Smith is a difference-maker," said Herbstreit, in town to promote his Kirk Herbstreit Ohio vs. USA Challenge prep football event this weekend. "His maturity and his nerves of steel allow them to do things that most other teams can't do."
    Smith, a fifth-year senior from Cleveland, has completed 35 of 51 passes (68.6 percent) for 566 yards and five touchdowns. The Buckeyes have started 2-0 with wins against Northern Illinois (35-12 at Ohio Stadium) and Texas (24-7 in Texas Memorial Stadium).
    Herbstreit was impressed from the broadcast booth in Austin, Texas, on Saturday. Especially in how much Smith has improved during his time in Columbus.
    "Some of us grow up at 16, 17, 18, and some of us grow up at 21, 22," Herbstreit said. "He is maturing right in front of our eyes."
  13. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator Staff Member Bookie

    There was another moment that was very similar.

    When they returned to the studio camera immediately after the sideline reporter's post-game interview with Tressel, you could tell that Herbie was so proud of Tress and the class that he exudes that he was about to bust (or cry). Great stuff.
  14. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

  15. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    Really pretty sore about the loss over there, eh?

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