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Kirk Herbstreit Sends A Message To College Football Referees

Kirk Herbstreit walks on the field before the college football game between Texas and Oklahoma State.

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 21: ESPN commentator Kirk Herbstreit walks on the field before the game between the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

One of the biggest storylines during Rivalry Week has been the nonstop taunting around the country. Earlier this week, Ole Miss wide receiver Elijah Moore mimicked a dog peeing on the Mississippi State field.

That particular taunt by Moore caused a major debate in college football. Analysts and fans are wondering if taunting has become a part of the game.

ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit gave his take on the latest development in college football. It's pretty clear that he's not too thrilled about the extracurricular activities that take place on the gridiron.

"Some of this taunting and fighting in CFB last couple weeks are in embarrassment to the sport and the coaches that allow it," Herbstreit wrote on Twitter. "We need officials to TAKE CONTROL of the game and draw a line. Players need to understand this is UNACCEPTABLE. Classless and embarrassing."

That's a strong take from Herbstreit.

His comments on Twitter didn't sit well with every fan though, as some believe that taunting makes the game a little more interesting.

With a plethora of rivalry games set to take place this afternoon, it's safe to say a few taunts and fights will break out.

Do you think taunting is an embarrassment to college football?