The Herd with Colin Cowherd was broadcast live from USC this morning! Cowherd is actually even cooler in person than I expected. During commercial breaks he interacted with the audience answering their questions and telling stories.
I was most impressed by Cowherd’s composure. Despite the circling helicopters, blaring fire truck sirens and occasional rain shower, Cowherd remained calm and collected throughout the entire three hour broadcast.
USC fans seemed to love Cowherd until he picked Stanford over SC in tomorrow’s Homecoming game. Although that got some boos, overall the audience seemed to appreciate his candidness.
Cowherd spoke on campus last night, too, and was full of entertaining tales and great advice. He encouraged upcoming broadcasters to get experience in smaller markets or “play in the minors” before getting a position with ESPN and broadcasting to a national audience.
He told students to “read everything” and to “learn Spanish.” He also mentioned the importance of doing good research and being prepared before a broadcast (or any kind of performance, for that matter).
After doing a pretty good impression of Vin Scully (of whom Cowherd is a huge fan), Cowherd said, “Vin Scully is the reason I work so hard.”
A family man with a close-knit group of friends, Cowherd seems like an all-around good guy.
Here are some pictures from the events: