Sporting a Lochte Nation t-shirt, the University of Florida alum and die-hard Gators fan made some bold predictions for the weekend's college football games, including an outside-the-box pick for LSU's matchup against Texas A&M.
"I think they're gonna end their six-game losing streak in the SEC, so I'm gonna have to go with Auburn," Lochte prognosticated.
GameDay host Chris Fowler quickly jumped in to steer the swimmer in the right direction. Lochte corrected himself, going with the much more likely prediction of LSU.
Though he somewhat redeemed himself -- the Tigers would go on to defeat the Aggies 24-19 -- it's been a tough week for public figures named Ryan to step into the world of football. Judging from the reaction on Twitter and the fact that Auburn didn't win the game it was actually playing in, Lochte might want to stick to swimming and leave the football commentary to the professionals.
Did Ryan Lochte just pick Auburn to win the LSU-Texas A&M game? Who says no one believes in Chizik?
— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) October 20, 2012
College Gameday welcomes Ryan Lochte to make picks. "I choose Unimersity of Balabamo vs Dog Collage," Ryan says. "Cheese wheel," he adds.
— Eli Terry (@EliTerry) October 20, 2012
When asked who would win the SEC East, Ryan Lochte picked chicken McNuggets.
— Jennifer L. (@TheFearBoners) October 20, 2012