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Western Carolina coach shreds Kirk Herbstreit: "A guy had a silver spoon in his mouth all his life"


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While FCS schools thrive, and survive, thanks to top-tier programs paying to play them, ESPN's College GameDay analysts spoke down on the concept of top programs playing against some of the smaller schools.

Analysts on the show recommended high-ranked schools be penalized for playing smaller schools and Kirk Herbstreit said it was the worst thing happening in college football today.

So after one of those smaller schools, Western Carolina, finished playing No. 1-ranked Alabama, head coach Mark Speir spoke his mind, via AL.com.

"(Corso said) Alabama, they're a great school and because they played Western Carolina today, they're still a great school and they're still going to win a national championship," Speir said.

Without naming any names, Speir then tore into Herbstreit.

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"A guy had a silver spoon in his mouth all his life, Ohio State, primadonna state quarterback talking about, 'It's an embarrassment.' He ain't ever coached," he said.

"Guys get an education and we battled our butts off, playing games like this. It sends people who wouldn't have an opportunity to go to college and have great memories."

No. 1 Alabama hosts No. 14 Auburn in the Iron Bowl at 7:45 p.m. ET next Saturday.