Kirk Herbstreit has always been outspoken when it comes to his alma mater at Ohio State and on Monday he reportedly spoke up again. Except you can’t help but raise an eyebrow at his latest opinion.
According to ESPN’s Joe Schad, Herbstreit has his own ideas about how to clean up the Buckeyes troubled program.
Um…okay. So I guess Herbstreit’s okay with Ohio State being an also-ran nationally. Clarett, Pryor and others have run afoul of both the law and the NCAA during their time in Columbus, but I can’t think of any coach in America that would have passed up those players because there are character questions. That’s the utopia that most of us would like to live in, but we all know the reality – and Herbstreit should be king of the realists as someone who covers college football closely.
Considering the ever deepening hole Ohio State’s head football coach is finding himself in, maybe OSU should stop hiring coaches like Jim Tressel. Better yet, they should start by firing the guy they have now.
Buckeye fans generally have been rightly disgusted by the news coming out of their football program, but it’s hard to imagine the fanbase is going to get behind this theory. As for Herbstreit, this could be some of the freedom he feels since his move from Columbus to Nashville. If he thought the fans were hard on him before, this probably would have just made things worse.