Monday, October 7, 2013

Pat Dye rips Condoleezza Rice being named to college football playoff committee


Former Auburn Tigers football coach Pat Dye is not a fan of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice being named to the College Football Playoff committee.

Dye offered his opinion on the matter while appearing on a radio show in Alabama on Monday.

"All she knows about football is what somebody told her," Dye said, according to AL.com. "Or what she read in a book, or what she saw on television. To understand football, you've got to play with your hand in the dirt.

"I love Condoleezza Rice and she's probably a good statesman and all of that but how in the hell does she know what it's like out there when you can't get your breath and it's 110 degrees and the coach asks you to go some more?"

Basically, Dye is defending the age-old argument of "you don't know a sport unless you have played the sport," which is pretty ridiculous. Or maybe Dye just meant to say that he didn't believe Rice was qualified because she is a female.

Whatever the case may be, if Rice was trusted to make decisions on behalf of the United States, it's safe to assume she can manage serving on an athletic committee.

Via Eye on College Football

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