Skip Bayless and Jenny Taft had a little bit friction in a phase about Lincoln Riley on FS1’s “Undisputed” on Monday.
Shannon Sharpe began to incorporate Taft in a dialog about Riley, who departed Oklahoma for USC on Sunday. Bayless mentioned, “I believe you’re speaking to me.”
Taft then responded, “I’m additionally part of this dialog. I used to be round Oklahoma loads this 12 months.”
Sharpe then waved Taft off, and Bayless continued to talk.
Taft is the sideline reporter on Fox Sports activities’ high school soccer workforce, alongside Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt, so she has coated various Oklahoma video games over the previous a number of years. Bayless is an Oklahoma native, and in the remainder of the phase made it clear he was not an enormous fan of Riley’s transfer.
“In case y’all questioning I do have lots to say about Lincoln and I’m additionally fairly certain I’m the one who has been round him probably the most!” Taft tweeted after the phase.
That is the second time in current months that Taft has had friction with Bayless on “Undisputed.” In August, Taft strenuously disagreed with Bayless’ evaluation that Mike McCarthy’s lack of bodily health was an indictment on him as a head coach. She acknowledged that she was allowed to have an opinion:
There may be an inherent battle with being a number of Bayless’ debate present, whether or not it was “First Take” at ESPN or “Undisputed” on FS1. The format is ready up for the host to average the talk between Bayless and his sparring accomplice, relatively than take part in it.
Cari Champion — who applauded Taft for standing up towards Bayless on McCarthy in August — left “First Take” for a internet hosting position on “SportsCenter” in 2015.
“I’ve reached my ceiling. The expansion for me has stopped within the center seat. … Now it’s time to stretch my wings,” Champion mentioned of leaving “First Take.”