The 2019 college football season kicks off today and things are already off to an interesting start for Desmond Howard. ESPN's College GameDay was live this morning from Disney's Magic Kingdom to preview tonight's matchup between the Hurricanes and Gators.
Making his usual appearance on the show, Howard was asked if his Wolverines can make a big enough splash to finally beat Ohio State. His response to Rece Davis's question was a tad bit on the strange side.
Howard later issued an apology following his attempt to channel his inner Wayne Brady. “I’m a big Wayne Brady fan. I made a comment that was supposed to be taken as a joke. If I offended anybody, I apologize.”
His College Football Playoff picks were perhaps even more strange. The Heisman Trophy winner has Georgia, Clemson, Oregon, and Wisconsin in this year's playoff. The Badgers are still in the midst of a quarterback battle as Paul Chryst isn't expected to name a starter before the season opener against South Florida. Most expect junior Jack Coan to get the nod over heralded true freshman Graham Mertz.
Miami and Florida are set to kick off tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. The eighth-ranked Gators are a touchdown favorite over Tathan Martell and the Canes.