Kirk Herbstreit still passionately defends choice to walk off set after Alabama made College Football Playoff

Kirk Herbstreit still is defending his choice to walk off the set after the College Football Playoff selection committee chose Alabama to make the Sugar Bowl.

We’ve known the Crimson Tide’s place among the country’s top four teams for weeks, but fans remain critical of Herbstreit walking off camera in the moments after he learned Alabama made the College Football Playoff instead of Big Ten champion Ohio State. Some have viewed the move as Herbstreit, a former Buckeyes quarterback, displaying his displeasure with the committee’s decision to include the Crimson Tide in the top four.

The ESPN analyst, though, has repeatedly said he walked off the set because he was surprised the committee placed Alabama into the College Football Playoff ahead of Ohio State. (He also said the committee’s choice was correct.)

On Sunday, Herbstreit got into more dialogue with fans about the moment. As you can see in the messages below, the analyst wasn’t in the mood to be criticized.

The Sugar Bowl can’t arrive soon enough, right?

By now, this is a pretty tired topic. It seems unlikely that Herbstreit walked off the ESPN set because he was “angry” about the committee’s decision in any way. He has proven himself to be an honest-and-objective analyst, despite his Ohio State ties.

We only have a few more weeks of this “debate,” hopefully. Alabama plays Clemson on Jan. 1 in New Orleans.

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