Cade Foster, AJ McCarron respond to David Pollack tweet

Cade-Foster-AlabamaNorthern Illinois was shockingly blown out by Bowling Green on Friday night. There were very few highlights for the Huskies, as Heisman hopeful Jordan Lynch had a terrible night passing the ball and threw two interceptions. However, Northern Illinois kicker Mathew Sims did showcase his powerful leg.

Before the game got away from the Huskies, Sims kept them in it by nailing field goals of 51 and 45 yards in the second quarter. This impressed ESPN analyst David Pollack, who used the kicks as an opportunity to take a shot at Alabama.

Alabama kicker Cade Foster, who infamously missed three field goals in Bama’s loss to Auburn last weekend, did not appreciate Pollack’s insight. Foster felt that Pollack was singling him out after a week in which Foster received death threats and was harassed by Crimson Tide fans. AJ McCarron was also quick to come to his teammate’s defense.

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Charlie Strong, Louisville stick it to David Pollack with upset win over Florida

Charlie-Strong-LouisvilleLouisville came to play against Florida in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday night, and that was evident from the first play of the game from scrimmage. Cornerback Terrell Floyd intercepted a pass from Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel and returned it for a touchdown to start the game, and the Cardinals never looked back on their way to a stunning 33-23 victory.

Hardly anyone gave Louisville a chance against the No. 3-ranked Gators — including myself. One analyst who was particularly outspoken in bashing the Cardinals was ESPN’s David Pollack, who said before the game that he expected Florida to come away with a 15-point win that actually felt like 30. According to Louisville head coach Charlie Strong, Pollack’s prediction served as a major motivator.

“{ESPN analyst David] Pollack got us fired up earlier today, when he said it was going to be a 15-point game in their favor and it was gonna feel like a 30-point game,” Strong said after the game, via CBSSports.com. “And then he said our defense hasn’t played well all year. So this is for him.”

In his defense, Pollack was quick to admit how wrong he was after the game:

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