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ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit Explains His Sons' College Decision

Kirk Herbstreit on the set of ESPN's College GameDay

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN's College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit explained his sons' college decision during a segment on College GameDay this morning.

Herbstreit had revealed at the end of November that his twin sons would be attending Clemson to play for Dabo Swinney.

The ESPN analyst explained that decision this morning.

"They're going there as preferred walk-ons and a big part of that has to do with the culture," Herbstreit said on ESPN. "As a dad and as a broadcaster, I’ve been lucky enough to get behind the scenes at Clemson the last few years. I've been blown away by the culture that Dabo has created. It's not just Dabo. It's the entire staff — the secretaries, the trainers, the team doctors, the SID. It’s different when you go to Clemson and you need to go there to really see it and understand it.

"And that's a credit to him and his leadership. Another mark of a great coach to me, whether you're the start quarterback or just a guy trying to make the team, you're treated the same. I think it goes back to his own experience at Alabama as a player. He runs his program through the eyes of that player who was at Alabama."

Herbstreit's twin sons, Tye and Jake, play wide receiver and defensive back, respectively.

They attend Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee.

Clemson, meanwhile, is set to kick off against Notre Dame at 4 p.m. E.T.

The game will be on ESPN.