While most of the free world was in an uproar over Vanderbilt offensive lineman Jake Bernstein’s words this week, CBS broadcaster Verne Lundquist thought Bernstein was in the right.
During Tuesday’s media session, Bernstein volunteered that he would pick Vanderbilt’s starting running back over Georgia’s.
“Personally, I would rather have Ralph Webb than Nick Chubb any day,” he said. “He’s Vanderbilt’s running back, and he’s going to get it done.”
Social media immediately exploded with outrage; Could Bernstein be serious? Webb is a strong back, but Chubb is a Heisman Trophy contender. Support was tough to find.
Until Thursday, that is.
Preparing to cover Vanderbilt’s tilt with Georgia this Saturday afternoon (3:30 p.m. ET, CBS), Lundquist hopped on the phone with Tennessean.com’s Adam Sparks, who relayed this bit of conversation to his Twitter followers:
— Adam Sparks (@AdamSparks) September 10, 2015
The Commodores will need more than loyalty this weekend. They are expected to lose by at least two touchdowns, according to most Las Vegas sportsbooks.