Miami football picked by majority on ESPN College Gameday over Louisville

BRISTOL, TN - SEPTEMBER 10. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)
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Two of the three experts on ESPN College Gameday picked the Miami football team over Louisville on Saturday night.

At the end of ESPN College Gameday televising live from Louisville, two of the three experts picked the Miami football team over the Cardinals on Saturday night. Former Heisman Trophy winner and Superbowl MVP Desmond Howard and former Georgia Linebacker David Pollack split their picks.

Miami resident Howard picked the Hurricanes, Pollack who played for former Miami quarterback and head coach Mark Richt at Georgia picked Louisville. The iconic Lee Corso a former Louisville head coach said his pick was all about business and choose the Sebastian the Ibis mascot head from his home in Orlando.

Howard and Pollack expect a shootout. Howard focused on quarterback D’Eriq King and the dynamic play that he brings to the new Miami spread offense. Pollack mentioned Louisville QB Malik Cunningham and the expectation that the game will be a shootout. Following their picks, celebrity picker Bill Murray was up.

Murray’s son Luke is an assistant coach on the Louisville basketball team under Chris Mack. To be expected, Murray went on a bizarre, satirical rant about the Miami football team running up a tab at Joe’s Stone Crab and that being the reason he was picking Louisville.

"Desmond Howard pick and analysisI tell you why I’m really impressed by D’Eric King and what he brings to the offensive spread attack I’m going Miami Hurricanes."

"David Pollack pick and analysisI’m equally impressed with Malik Cunningham and I think his ability to throw the ball deep and make big plays I think is the difference I think it’s a shootout but I think the Cardinals win."

Forty years after Caddyshack, Murray still seems to be channeling Carl Spackler. It’s difficult to know sometimes where Spackler ends and Murray begins. The faux report from Murray’s “sources” in Miami led to his choice of Louisville at the expense of trying to make the College Gameday Crew laugh.

"“My Miami people have told me that the Hurricane boys have run up a substantial bill at Joe’s Stone Crabs and I double-checked i did my research to see if it was just protein related whether it was the big big meaty uh stone crab. But no it wasn’t it’s the key lime pie and multiple sides of sweet potato fries.If you look at the tape look at the tape and you’ll see that Malik’s strides are much longer than D’Eric’s strides and i think it’s uh you know they talk about the freshman 15 I think it’s the Covid19 this time I think uh i think it’s going to be a big big triumphant win at Yum Yum stadium for the Louisville boys.”"

The last reference by Murray was to the KFC Yum Center, the home basketball court for Louisville. The Cardinals football team plays at Cardinal Stadium. ESPN College Gameday is never complete without a pick from Miami native Corso. For Corso, the pick was all about business.

"“I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Louisville they gave me my first head coaching job but ladies and gentlemen this is strictly business Miami Sebastian the Ibis”"

Corso picking the Miami football team gave the Hurricanes the majority of the choices from the panel of experts for ESPN. Kirk Herbstreit did not pick the Miami game because he will be the analyst with Miami resident Chris Fowler on Saturday night. Howard and Pollack picking a shootout seem to be a safe pick.

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Miami and Louisville combined for 79 points in a 52-27 Hurricanes victory. Louisville has as much talent at the skill positions on offense as anyone in the country. The Miami defense will be tested. The Hurricanes offense has their own weapons with King, a trio of star running backs and tight end Brevin Jordan.