David Pollack doesn’t think women belong on College Football Playoff selection commitee (Video)


Sep 1, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (far left) on the set of ESPN College Gameday with Chris Fowler (second to left) and Lee Corso (second to right) and Kirk Herbstreit (far right) before the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Michigan Wolverines at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

On ESPN’s College GameDay this morning, former Georgia defensive stand out and current college football analyst, David Pollack made some interesting comments. It comes on the heels of multiple reports that Condoleeza Rice will be one of the nine members of the College Football Playoff selection committee. The committee hasn’t been officially announced yet, and will be announced on Monday.

That is when Pollack decides to state that women shouldn’t be on the selection committee. In his defense it wasn’t a blunder, he knew the comment was going to be controversial before making the statement. He even segued  into it with “now I’m going to stick my foot in my mouth.”

He didn’t actually say no women should be on the committee. Host Chris Fowler summarized his statements with Pollack’s comments, “so, no woman belongs on the selection committee.”

Pollack kind of shrugs and responds with “you said that.”

His argument is based on the criteria that the selection committee should be comprised of people with extensive football knowledge who “can watch tape, that played football, that are around football.”


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  • alpha444

    He’s right, but he’ll be crucified for making an honest statement.
    The women have also proved to be terrible announcers for football games…they simply cannot compare to the former players…everything seems contrived. There is one particularly bad female commentator who sounds eerily like a man.

  • Dave

    that’s not what he said. Why do some media types insist on trying to cause controversy? Before/if you respond, please tell me what qualifications does C. Rice have to make this determination?