Desmond Howard revealed what Erin Andrews was like to work with.
Earlier in the week Desmond Howard sat down with James Andrew Miller to discuss the origins of College GameDay and how it’s been a successful program for ESPN.
Within the podcast, titled “College Game Day: Two Audiences As One,” Miller asks Howard about his former co-host Erin Andrews.
Andrews, now at Fox Sports, worked on the GameDay crew from 2010-2012 before she left ESPN for Fox.
Howard revealed Andrews spent time reading gossip column’s online during their meetings, a move that allegedly angered Lee Corso. Here are his full comments, via Yahoo Sports.
“It was my first time working with Erin so I didn’t know what to expect and I didn’t know what the expectations were of her for the show. So I just kind of went with the flow. If those guys were happy with what she was doing and her contribution then I was like so be it. I think that in the meetings she had some stuff going on with Dancing With the Stars or whatever and so she was kind of to that Hollywood scene and I remember one time we were in a meeting and she was talking about Perez Hilton and I remember looking at [Kirk] Herbstreit — ‘Who’s that? Is that Paris Hilton’s sibling?’
Who is this Perez Hilton? But she was reading something from like a Hollywood website and I would look at [Lee] Corso and Corso, he would have that old man silence that was loud as hell. So he was sitting there and his silence was like deafening. And I could tell this was working his nerves … She had that Dancing with the Stars thing, that whole Hollywood thing going on, whatever, and we were talking football and she’s in there on that website … I didn’t know what that website was, I thought she was trying to say something about someone who was a relative of Paris Hilton.
You can listen to Howard’s full comments on the podcast here.
Desmond clearly isn’t a fan of Andrews. He very easily could have left Andrews out of the conversation, but chose to comment on the former member of the show. Fox Sports reportedly didn’t allow Andrews to comment on the story.