A week ago, Auburn upset #1 Alabama in the Iron Bowl thanks to a the Tide attempting a 57 yard FG that fell short and was returned by Chris Davis of the Tigers. That wasn't the first field goal miss though. Alabama kickers went 0-4 on the day with Cade Foster missing 3 attempts. Additionally, Nick Saban chose to go for it on 4th and 1 deep in Auburn territory late in the 4th quarter instead of trying a field goal to go up 10 - one of many costly decisions relating to the kicking game.
During Friday night's MAC champinoship, David Pollack made a comment about Alabama needing a kicker with a strong leg. After NIU's Mathew Sims made a 51 yard FG, Pollack tweeted his analysis and was met with stern opposition from Foster himself as well as All American Classy Guy A.J. McCarron...
Pollack has said his fair share of dumb things this year, but this isn't one of them. It's his job to analyze. It's his job to say where some teams fall short. And besides, he was actually talking about Alabama's kicker that attempted the ill-fated 57 yarder, Adam Griffith, and not Foster.
Yes, many tweets to Foster were terrible and abhorrent. This wasn't one. If analysts can't be critical, the job might as well not even exist. If Foster and McCarron don't want television analysts discussing their play, then I'm sure Division III would be more than happy to have them.
If Foster wants to defend himself, that's within his perogative. But David Pollack has nothing to apologize for here. After all, he's right.
(Pic via Jimmy Traina)
I wouldn't expect anything more from David Pollack. I heard him speak a few times on television and the last time, he made a pretty disparaging comment about the USC's interim coach's chance of getting the head coaching job. I could say the same thing about Mr. Pollack career opportunities but I am not going to stoop to that level.
Since its nearly a week later and the tweet is in regards to a MAC game it is a troll. Somebody should do a blog about douchey annoucers and how awful they are.
@itzmeman And who got that job? It wasnt the interim guy, was it. Stop crying
@LastingsMilledgeville I agree with you dude. Who the hell is david Pollack anyway. Just because you are some washed up dumb ass football player who can't get a job doing anything else and ESPN hires you, doesn't make you an expert.
@LastingsMilledgeville I'm not sure if that was your point or if you're being ironic, but the name of this blog you're replying to is called "Awful Announcing".
Doesn't matter who got the job. There is what you say and how you say it but I wouldn't expect someone like you to understand that.
Actually, he choose to quit. He was cleared to play and decided not to come back. Is this Mr. Pollack's daddy?
You are confused. I am not defending the interim coach for USC or his players. Just making a statement that many others seem to agree with that David Pollack lacks good commentary skills. You know not what you comment about.
@itzmeman I'm confused, is this ed orgeron or cade foster's mommy?