ESPN Has Harsh Words For Undisciplined LSU Football Team
ESPN had harsh words for the undisciplined LSU football team following their National Championship game victory.
LSU ultimately beat Clemson this past Monday night to a secure a title for the first time since 2007.
Players were understandably happy, but a lot of people think they may have taken things too far.
The first big issue that arose was Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. handing out wads of cash to players. Needless to say, many folks did not take kindly to that.
The second thing that struck the wrong note with lots of people was video showing LSU players blowing smoke in the face of security officers and largely ignoring their commands.
Recently, ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit appeared on the College Football Podcast with Herbie & Pollack and addressed what transpired earlier in the week.
“I will say this: as much as we’re celebrating this team, I wasn’t a real fan of the post-game stuff, the OBJ stuff with the money,” Herbstreit said.
“The way they handled themselves at times. If it’s just about 2019, great. But this is about staying power, right?
“This isn’t the finish line of their program. Don’t they wanna win in 2020? Don’t they wanna win in 2021? I almost feel like it’s all the chips in, we made it, that’s it and forget everything else.”
While Herbstreit’s point is a fair one, it is also worth remembering that a bunch of LSU’s players will not be back for 2020 and 2021. It would make sense that they acted like there was no collegiate tomorrow for them, since there really isn’t going to be one.