Matt Corral injury sparks anger at Kirk Herbstreit, bowl game exclusions discussed
Matt Corral’s Sugar Bowl injury has sparked a discussion on social media about whether college football players should be criticized for withdrawing from bowl games.
The fact that Corral’s injury occurred on the same day, Kirk Herbstreit, ESPN “College GameDay” analyst, claimed that “this era of the player just doesn’t like college football” – a reference to players who are withdrawing from bowl games – only made the discussion livelier.
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“I think this era of playing just doesn’t like football.”
What do you think of Kirk Herbstreit’s comments about players opting out of bowls?
– Sports news (@sportingnews) January 1, 2022
The severity of Corral’s injury is uncertain, although it seems unlikely that he will return to play in the Sugar Bowl. He was unable to place any weight on his right foot as he was helped off the pitch, was hauled to Ole Miss’s locker room and eventually sidelined out of his uniform and with crutches.
Corral, a junior, is considered a first-round pick by consensus, with Sporting News ‘Vinnie Iyer screening him as the Carolina Panthers’ seventh overall selection in the 2022 NFL Draft. he has taken out an insurance policy against loss of value, although the NCAA allows players to invest up to $ 10 million, depending on the projected draft position.
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Here are some of the reactions to Corral’s injury:
After winning the Heisman in 2011, I made the decision to participate in our bowling alley because our program had not won one in 19 years. It was my decision. Don’t condemn the guys for choosing not to participate. Matt Corral’s injury is exactly why they are doing it. Let us pray that he will be well and that his stock will not be affected.
– Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) January 2, 2022
Young men are criticized for not wanting to risk an opportunity to raise a family financially while still playing the game they love (in the NFL), all because they missed out on an incredible opportunity to play in the NFL. beef o Brady’s bowl
– McKenzie Milton (@ McKenzieMil10) January 2, 2022
You would think Jaylon Smith and Jake Butt’s injuries were enough to make people stop questioning anyone who pulls out of a bowl game. But then we had this Gameday segment this morning.
Glad Matt Corral wants to play for his team and the fans. It doesn’t have to be anything else.
– Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) January 2, 2022
I hate this injury for Matt Corral. It looked ugly. Dude wanted to play one last game with his teammates. You cannot criticize it.
But the risk that Corral’s injury has just surfaced again puts a microscope on opinions like Kirk Herbstreit’s from this morning. https://t.co/bF1rxePHbF
– Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) January 2, 2022
Matt Corral rolled up his leg and then had to be helped by coaches which is why a lot of guys are pulling out of bowling alleys.
– Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 2, 2022
I want to be very clear: this is by no means a shot against Greg and Tess. I don’t think that’s what they did in the way they presented it.
– Mike Golic Jr (@mikegolicjr) January 2, 2022
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Matt Corral’s injury is the reason why highly rated students choose not to use gms bowls. I hope the injury is not serious.
– Shannon Sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) January 2, 2022
This Matt Corral situation is the reason why older people trying to make young people feel guilty by having them play the type of bowls games that coaches refuse every year is shameful. If you’re a screened pick in the first round, unless you’re playing for a league, it’s only reasonable to move on.
– Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) January 2, 2022
Matt Corral has probably lost a few million – at best a few hundred thousand dollars – but certainly wonders how much unpaid athletes until recently love football, as they retire from games after- season specially designed to generate profit for everyone except the players.
– Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) January 2, 2022
Seeing Matt Corral suffer in the Sugar Bowl really makes it clear how much of a fool Kirk Herbstreit is for what he said on game day this morning
– Bobby Football (@Rob__Paul) January 2, 2022
Guess Kirk Herbstreit is going to cover Corral’s lost wages
– Allen Kenney (@BlatantHomerism) January 2, 2022