Last weekend, Washington State head coach Jake Dickert took issue with ESPN’s Lee Corso for calling the Cougars’ game vs. Oregon State a “No One Watches Us Bowl,” blaming the network for helping degrade the Pac-12 conference.
“It’s well documented what ESPN has done to try and get our league into where it’s at,” Dickert said. “I would love to have a conversation with Coach Corso about the value that he sees in breaking up the premier West Coast conference.”
Additionally, former Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf traded barbs with Kirk Herbstreit over the same Corso comments.
That all led to the latest update in the saga, which included Pat McAfee inserting himself into the mix by going after Leaf and any upset Washington State fans.
“Ah, who cares! Who cares!” McAfee screamed when the broadcast began talking about Washington State. “So when they sucked, you guys were showing them every single week on the biggest college football show? Wow, handle success, Ryan Leaf.”
Earlier this week, Wazzu head coach Jake Dickert and former QB Ryan Leaf criticized College GameDay for turning Oregon State-Washington State into a joke.— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) September 30, 2023
Pat McAfee appeared to respond this morning. And then some. pic.twitter.com/3ia6Ze7gko
Both McAfee and Desmond Howard chimed in on Washington State, joining Corso and Herbstreit in this strange feud. The Cougars are now 4–0 on the season and are looking for their seventh winning season since 2015.