Kirk Herbstreit Clarifies That He Did Not Pick South Carolina To Beat Alabama

first_img This afternoon, he took to Twitter wondering why people were asking him about picking South Carolina on Saturday. He clarified that he successfully picked the Gamecocks to win the match-up last time the two sides played at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia back in 2010.Quarterback Stephen Garcia led Steve Spurrier’s team to a monumental upset of the No. 1 Crimson Tide, 35-21, that day.Why am I getting asked if I’m picking South Carolina over Bama???? Hahaha!!! I DID pick South Carolina over Bama in 2010!!!!! Not in 2019!!! Love to know where that came from. Wasn’t from me.— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 13, 2019About 10 minutes later, Herbie found the quote, and responded with a pretty appropriate face palm emoji.🤦🏼‍♂️ https://t.co/tzoY19BbGo— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 13, 2019This is far from the first time that this account has tricked people over the last few weeks.The most notorious instance was probably back in July, when it made up a tweet Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson, ripping both Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields and his own head coach, Jim Harbaugh. It was meant to look as if Patterson had intended it to come from a burner account, à la Kevin Durant.That same month, it made up a quote from Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal, pretending that the Ducks leader said that Auburn would just be “another team in the Pac-12” ahead of the two teams’ Week 1 game.It is a bit surprising that this account hasn’t been taken down yet, but there are definitely higher priorities on Twitter’s plate. Stay vigilant if a quote you see seems a bit off to you.We’ll find our Kirk Herbstreit’s actual pick for this one on College GameDay tomorrow morning, but I think he’s tipped his hand a bit already. A closeup of Kirk Herbstreit, ESPN analyst and former Ohio State quarterback.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 05: Broadcaster Kirk Herbstreit speaks onstage during the “BCS Title Game” panel at the ESPN portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at the Langham Hotel on January 5, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)Beware, football fans: not everything you read on the internet is true. That goes for pretty much anything tweeted out by the account @cfbquotes, including a Kirk Herbstreit “prediction” for Saturday’s Alabama-South Carolina game.In the account’s name, “Quotes” is put in quotation marks, which appears to be its way of letting you in on the bit. However, for the uninitiated, it is not at all obvious that these quote are fake.One of the latest fake quotes that has made the rounds shows Herbstreit picking South Carolina with an upset win over Alabama on Saturday. The post has 49 retweets and 127 likes, but the reach was at least far enough for Herbstreit to catch wind of it himself.Kirk Herbstreit made a BOLD prediction Wednesday, picking South Carolina to win at home against ALABAMA.Kirk is a big believer in freshman QB Ryan Hilinski, and the Gamecocks’ stellar performance in Week 2 along with home field has him picking the Cocks. Reply with who you got! pic.twitter.com/VHk5kgDsPI— College Football “Quotes” (@cfbquotes) September 11, 2019last_img

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