Kirk Herbstreit had a bold prediction during today’s edition of College GameDay that caught NBA legend Charles Barkley’s attention.
When the crew was making their picks for the Arkansas-Auburn game, Herbstreit surprisingly picked the Razorbacks to come out on top.
“I called the Auburn-Georgia game last week and saw Auburn firsthand, and I realized they have some major issues on their offensive line,” Herbstreit said. “I think Arkansas has some newfound confidence. Sam Pittman is doing a good job, Barry Odom is coaching up the defense, and Feleipe Franks is playing with maturity.
Herbstreit’s upset pick led to Barkley sending him a text message while the show was still on air. Fortunately for those watching at home, Herbstreit shared Barkley’s message.
The text from Barkley said “Are you serious? Arkansas?”
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 10, 2020
Arkansas is coming off a huge win over Mississippi State. However, the school hasn’t won back-to-back games over ranked opponents in a long time.
If Herbstreit ends up getting this pick wrong, he’ll probably never hear the end of it from Barkley.
Barkley wasn’t the only notable sports figure to send a message to the College GameDay crew this Saturday.
Right before Desmond Howard made his pick for the Clemson-Miami game, he received a text from Ray Lewis that said “I’m watching who you pick, bro.”