Erin Andrews wasted no time responding to ESPN’s “College GameDay” on Saturday as she zings David Pollack for saying he doesn’t believe women belong on the College Football Playoff selection committee, a statement that came back to hurt him.
The comment came just one day after The Associated Press reported that former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is expected to be a member of the committee that will select teams for the College Football Playoff next year.
“Now I’m going to stick my foot in my mouth, probably,” Pollack began. “I want people on this committee, guys, that can watch tape … Yes, that have played football, that are around football, that can tell you different teams, on tape, not on paper…”
As Pollack was explaining his stance that members of the committee should be former players, ESPN host Chris Fowler asked if such a requirement should preclude women from serving on the committee.
“So no woman belongs on the committee, then?” interjected Fowler.
Rather than avoid the question, Pollack took the bait.
“You said that … I’ll say it, yeah. Yeah,” he responded as other panelists stated that they disagreed.
Among those responding to Pollock’s comments were three prominent female college football broadcasters: ESPN’s Samantha Ponder, Erin Andrews of FOX Sports and Bonnie Bernstein of Campus Insiders.
Andrews strongly disagreed, “I’m a female, thanks for having me in college football.”
Pollack seemed to head into damage control after the show, “I want people on the committee that eat, sleep & breathe college football during the season. It has nothing to do with male or female.”
However, Andrews followed up by writing this on her twitter page.
“Of the world’s 3.5 billion women there is not 1 who could serve on a college football selection comt. mmmkay,” she wrote.