David Smoak just confirmed what most had speculated to be the case: Mike Singletary, he of both Baylor Bears and Chicago Bears fame, will be the celebrity guest picker on Saturday for ESPN College GameDay. Others names that had been bandied about included Willie Nelson and Michael Johnson. Singletary is the most logical pick, given his background in football and his visibility within the sport.
So, Mike Singletary it is for #Baylor guest picker. #legend— David Smoak (@DavidSmoak) December 5, 2014
Somewhat interestingly, Mike Singletary was the other primary name mentioned for the head coaching job that was filled by Coach Art Briles back in 2008. There were many alumni that felt he would be the best fit, but Athletic Director Ian McCaw felt that Briles was the better direction. Regardless of how folks feel about Singletary, McCaw unquestionably made the correct decision.
What do you think about Singletary as the Guest Picker? I think he'll be very good. Saturday morning can't come quick enough.