ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit living in Ohio again for youngest son's high school games

Scott Springer
Cincinnati Enquirer
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Kirk Herbstreit has been keeping his eye on Cincinnati St. Xavier High School head coach Steve Specht's squads and the passing offense of coordinator Andrew Coverdale.

It's a far cry from the triple-option Herbstreit ran when he played quarterback for the Centerville Elks in the late 1980s. The nation's premier college football analyst, however, has seen enough to know that’s where he wants his youngest son, Chase, to be.

Chase Herbstreit, a freshman for the Bombers this fall, hopes to eventually become a state championship St. Xavier quarterback like Penn State's Sean Clifford and Wisconsin's Chase Wolf. 

"We have a lot of respect for St. X, the school and the culture," said Kirk Herbstreit, who played quarterback for Ohio State University. "We're going to try and make it work."

What the family also is going to make work is two home bases, four sons' schedules and Herbstreit's very busy career.

This file photo from 2015 shows Lee Corso, left, with 'College GameDay' partner Kirk Herbstreit, right, and Herbstreit's son, Chase, at Sundance Square in Fort Worth, Texas.

For now, the Herbstreits will keep their house outside of Nashville, but also will rent a Cincinnati residence. He and his wife, Allison, will make frequent trips to Ohio State in Columbus, where son Jake is a student and son Zak is an incoming freshman tight end/H-back as a preferred walk-on for Ryan Day's Buckeyes. 

Herbstreit also will try to get in games at Clemson University in South Carolina, where Jake's twin, Tye, plays slot receiver for Dabo Swinney. Jake had played for Clemson as well but decided to transfer to Ohio State.

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