Kirk Herbstreit didn’t hold back Friday morning while addressing the Tulsa-Mississippi State bowl brawl and how Mike Leach handled the situation.
“Mike Leach should be embarrassed,” Herbstreit said on College GameDay. “His postgame interview and what he said — ‘Hey, it’s football…eh, it’s physical, it’s going to happen.’”
“Are you kidding me, Mike? You should be embarrassed about your program and what it did.”
Herbstreit was particularly angry at Mississippi State players being proud and high-fiving each other over the brawl.
No. 4 👀 pic.twitter.com/RTdAIzm9Fw
— Joe Kinsey (@JoeKinseyexp) December 31, 2020
“This is a black eye for the sport,” Herbie added. “Maybe you don’t care about the sport, dude. It’s as bad as it can be watching that.
Leach doesn’t see it as a black eye. He thinks it’s just football.
“Well, I mean this is a football game. So we’re not going to be tearing cloth over this deal. I mean, ya know, someone went to a football game and somebody got hit. I mean, you know, there’s a point where I’m not going to lose my mind over it,” Leach said after the Bulldogs victory.
Mike Leach was literally taking pictures with fans while his team was in the middle of a BRAWL. 2020 was a different kind wild 😂 pic.twitter.com/HSlqUp06W4
— Clint Lamb (@ClintRLamb) January 1, 2021