Ohio State President Calls out ND and SEC in Meeting
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If you don't think that The Ohio State President E Gordon Gee doesn't have a case of conference envy, then you must not have read the comments he made about the SEC and Notre Dame who recently aligned with the ACC.
Gee, who made his comments at a tOSU (the t rhymes with The) committee meeting back in December, clearly is not as smart as he thinks he is if he thought these comments wouldn't come out eventually.
First, he took a few jabs at Notre Dame for not joining the Big Ten.
Quoting Gee, "The fathers are holy on Sunday, and they're holy hell on the rest of the week."
It got better. "You just can't trust those damn Catholics on a Thursday or a Friday, and so, literally, I can say that," said Gee, who is a Mormon.
Then Gee turned his attention to his other favorite subject, the SEC.
"You tell the SEC when they can learn to read and write, then they can figure out what we're doing."
Keep in mind that at one point Gee was the president of Vanderbilt University, and he hired a former SEC coach to run his football team.
Gee and The Ohio State tried to apologize for his comments, saying that "These statements were inappropriate, were not presidential in nature, and do not comport with the core values of the (!) University,"
Come on now.
If they truly felt that way, then why hasn't Gee been fired yet? Because he is one helluva fundraiser, and that apparently is more important to Ohio State than, say, having class and integrity.
Gee has been down this road before.
Rutgers president Robert Barchi should fit in with the Big Ten like a hand in a glove.