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In his college football days as a linebacker at Georgia, ESPN college football analyst was one of the most beloved players on the team, along with quarterback David Green. In fact Loran Smith wrote a book about the duo called Beloved Dawgs. Nowadays, Pollack is learning to deal with the criticism from Dawg fans when he expresses a negative comment lobbied at the team or his former head football coach, Mark Richt.
“I catch flak from Georgia fans when I pick against Georgia,” Pollack said. “They definitely don’t like that too much. They call me a traitor and get upset with me and stuff like that, but I take my job really serious. Do I want Georgia to win every game? Absolutely. You can’t tell me that anybody that ever went to their alma mater would ever feel any different. You always cheer for them. You always wish a bunch of success on them, but it’s your job. Your job is to call things like you see it. Your job is to be objective and give the people something that they want to listen to, that they want to hear. I’m not a big fan of the people that are blatant homers. I think you should be more professional than that. I think you should do a good job of serving the fans. I don’t think you serve the fans by always being a homer or anything like that.”
Pollack will be part of the trio in the ABC announcers booth for the Capital One Bowl featuring Georgia vs. Nebraska. It will be his first time in the booth for a UGA game.
(via The Athens Banner-Herald)