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Kirk Herbstreit Reacts To Significant Transfer Portal News

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit on the set.

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 25: ESPN College Gameday host Kirk Herbstreit listens to the conversation prior to a college football game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Wisconsin Badgers on September 25th, 2021 at Solider Field in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Dan Sanger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Over the past few moths, the transfer portal in college football has taken on a life of its own.

Earlier this week, Rivals revealed some details of the portal that took the college football world by surprise.

911 FBS scholarship players have entered since August first. 32 players withdrew their names, while another 243 players announced new schools. That means just 27.6-percent of portal players announced new schools.

It didn't take long for those numbers to start going viral on social media. Even ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit caught wind of the figures and he wasn't exactly thrilled by the results.

"While the portal can be good in some cases there are also other examples. Nearly 70-percent are STILL IN the portal. Wow!" Herbstreit said.

The transfer portal finally gave players some agency over their careers. If their respective coach left, they finally had the opportunity to make a new decision for themselves.

Not everyone loves the transfer portal though. It's clear Kirk Herbstreit has some reservations about it.