President of THE Ohio State University E. Gordon Gee said something ill-advised about Boise State earlier this week, and I have a legitimate beef when the president of my alma mater starts talking trash about my secret-misstress-favorite football team.
“Well, I don’t know enough about the Xs and Os of college football,” said Gee, formerly the president at West Virginia, Colorado, Brown and Vanderbilt universities. “I do know, having been both a Southeastern Conference president and a Big Ten president, that it’s like murderer’s row every week for these schools. We do not play the Little Sisters of the Poor. We play very fine schools on any given day. So I think until a university runs through that gantlet that there’s some reason to believe that they not be the best teams to (be) in the big ballgame.”
“If you put a gun to my head and said, ‘What are you going to do about a playoff system (if) the BCS system as it now exists goes away?’ I would vote immediately to go back to the bowl system,” he said.
I’ll say this to Ohio State and anyone else that thinks Boise State is playing a weak schedule. You think you can beat Boise State? PLAY THEM. The Broncos have only lost one game since 2006, and they even beat Oregon last year and the year before that. If they run the table, they should go. It’s about time to screw Auburn again, anyway.