About a week ago, “the” Ohio State University president Gordon Gee said that schools like TCU and Boise State don’t deserve to play in the national championship because they play weaker opponents and have an easier schedule than BCS conference schools:
“Well, I don’t know enough about the X’s and O’s 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.”
Yesterday, after it was pointed out that Ohio State’s “strength of schedule” was ranked 64th and Boise State’s was ranked 62nd, he said:
“I’m very blessed to have the best athletic director and best football coach in the country,” Gee said. “They run the athletic program and I run the university, and I should have stayed out of there. What I should do is go over to the surgical suites and get my foot extricated from my mouth.
“What do I know about college football? I look like Orville Redenbacher. I have no business talking about college football.”
He also personally donated money to a Little Sisters of the Poor home in Oregon, Ohio, and invited the Mother Superior to a game.
I don’t know of anyone that can successfully defend the absurdity of the BCS system, but I certainly love it when they try. (and yeah, he really does look like Orville Redenbacher…but if you look like that, why go all the way and wear a bow tie?)