No ESPN love: Corso, Herbie like Auburn
ESPN's GameDay combo of Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit aren't jumping on the USF-upset bandwagon, as both picked Auburn to get the home win tonight against the Bulls on Saturday morning's show.
Said Corso: "No way, no way. Auburn is 12-1 at home at night. They kick field goals, they win."
And Kirk: "Too much talk about South Florida pulling off the upset. Auburn's alert and ready. Their defense alone wins this game. South Florida is a good team, but they're not going to pull off the upset today."
Of course, there are a lot of games not relevant enough to get picked on GameDay -- the game being broadcast on ESPN2 probably has a lot to do with its inclusion as well. Speaking of picks, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Tony Barnhart takes Auburn, 27-24.
Watching Nebraska-Wake Forest, I really like the deal where one player or coach from each offense or defense gets to introduce the starting lineups. I'm curious who will get the honors for USF tonight. Reminds of me the bowl game in Birmingham, where ESPN let "Nick Caponga" do the Bulls' offense. Nick's a communications major and jokes that he destroyed his future in TV in those 20 seconds...