Love him or hate him, Kirk Herbstreit will be joining Mike Tirico on ESPN Radio Wednesday and Thursday in Dan Patrick’s old spot 1-4 pm EST. Today was Tirico and Scott van Pelt, and they were great together. Tirico is just good at everything he does, and he plays a great straight man to Scott van Pelt’s funny man.
I know a lot of Gators seem to hate Herbie over his pushing Michigan over Florida for the BCS title game last year, but I blame that more on ESPN corporate than I do him. He’s spent a lot of the offseason trying to mend the bridges that Gator fans burned with him last December, and he’s done an admirable job at that. He may have a slight Big Ten bias, but he’s still one of the best college football analysts out there.