Desmond Howard Has The Line Of The Day

ESPN's College GameDay did a fair, albeit brief, analysis of this week's Sports Illustrated series during the Saturday morning show broadcast from College Station, Texas in anticipation of the Alabama at Texas A&M contest. Inside the segment they explained what had come out in the form of a full-page graphic with bullet points.

They gave a perspective and then played part of OSU President Burns Hargis' address that was on the Oklahoma State University website and response site.

They also played cuts from Brandon Weeden that put into question the players interviewed for having been dismissed from the program. They did not play the part of the Weeden address that severely questioned the credibility of series co-writer Thayer Evans.

After former Georgia defensive lineman David Pollack said that fans really didn't want to know what went on behind closed doors in college football, and that those kind of things go on at every school, Kirk Herbstreit somewhat kiddingly said, "spoken like a real SEC person."

Host Chris Fowler turned to former Michigan Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Super Bowl MVP Desmond Howard and said referring to a graphic with a Dez Bryant tweet earlier, "you're somebody that would have gotten a handshake (with money)."

"I'm in Dez Bryant's camp, that's just me," said Howard laughing and then turning serious. "You have so much that is to the story, sex, drugs, the money, and now academics. There's just so much when a story like this drops. It's like a big cloud and the (feeling is) the program is rotten to the core. Then the dust settles and the smoke clears and you find out it's like a firecracker."

Howard really described the week in a nutshell there. At the start there was a lot of consternation and extreme disappointment, and even fear of just what the stories in the series would detail. As it went on and we saw the presentation with all the vague reporting, inaccuracies and lack of documentation and proof, it did end up being more of a firecracker.

The ESPN segment ended with Herbstreit looking at Pollack and saying, "you really do need to cover the Big Ten."

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