Originally written on Double Coverage Football  |  Last updated 11/4/14
If asked what bowl Ohio State would be playing in this year had they instituted a self imposed bowl ban following the 2011 season, most would say they'd be heading to the Rose Bowl. While that likely would be the case, one man that would disagree is Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee. During a celebration at the Ohio Statehouse last week honoring the team for their undefeated 2012 campaign, Gee made the following statement to The Columbus Dispatch: "We were caught in the tsunami of all the things that were going on and we were the big fish on the line, and the NCAA was under great pressure to impose sanctions and my strong belief is ... if we would have self imposed we still would've had a bowl ban." I hate to break it to you, E. Gordon, but that tsunami wasn't "all the things that were going on" but rather your own arrogance. If the NCAA was going to one up you no matter what, then why was the administration so shocked when the penalties were announced? If you're wondering wh...

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