By Finebaum Fan.
Speculation that Dr. Condoleezza Rice would serve as a member of the CFB Playoff selection committee has fueled many recent conversations across the country.
Some of the most publicized and controversial comments came from former Auburn University head football coach Pat Dye:
“All she knows about football is what somebody told her, or what she read in a book, or what she saw on television. To understand football, you’ve got to play with your hand in the dirt.
I love Condoleezza Rice and she’s probably a good statesman and all of that, but how in the hell does she know what it’s like out there when you can’t get your breath and it’s 110 degrees and the coach asks you to go some more?”
Colin Cowherd, filling for host Keith Olbermann, appeared tonight with Dr. Rice on “Olbermann” which aired on ESPN2.
The two were discussing today’s official announcement that Rice would indeed serve on the 13-member CFP committee.
Dr. Rice was asked by Cowherd:
“If Pat Dye were sitting right here, Condi, what would you say to him?”
Here is her response: