The events of recent days and months, some of which have either just come to light or have been revisited in some form or fashion this week, confirm one thing about the national profile of the Ohio State football program.
As the kids say, it's out there. Good, bad andor occasionally ugly, Ohio State is under no one's radar.
Because of last year's bowl ban, the Buckeyes haven't lost a game but have won a bunch of nothing yet on the field in 18 months under Urban Meyer. They're winning the popularity contest that is the all-important recruiting game and they're losing a couple popularity contests, too, at least in some circles. Every good plot line needs both good guys and bad guys, right?
The fightin' words of Ohio State president Gordon Gee and his unprovoked shots at Notre Dame, the SEC and Louisville, to name a few, didn't bring especially good publicity this week. Those words will be remembered, and if it all culminates with Ohio State playing in one of those really big bowl game...