I thought it was a little strange to see ESPN’s Erin Andrews working the sideline Saturday. In a noon game. On ESPN2. Not that anyone was complaining, though.
Least of all Patrick White.
The West Virginia quarterback received what appeared to be a hug and a peck on the cheek from ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews a few seconds after a postgame interview Saturday at Puskar Stadium.
â€œThatâ€™s between me and her,â€ White said, a little shocked that someone caught the interlude, before breaking into a sly smile.
A few seconds later, he volunteered, â€œI almost fainted when she came up to me.â€
Andrews evidently was the only person who couldâ€™ve taken down White on a warm September afternoon as the Mountaineers drilled East Carolina 48-7.
So if you’re keepingÂ track at home, White has been drafted twice by the Anaheim Angels and he’s been named the Big East’s offensive player of the year — the combinationÂ meaning he’s all but guaranteed to have a professional career in whichever sport he chooses — and he talks, er, meows some of the funniest smack ever. And now he’s tight with Ms. Andrews.
If the Heisman were awarded on career achievements, White would be a lock.