Ohio State president and shabbily-disguised popcorn magnate Gordon Gee is probably very-much looking forward to the day when he can finally wipe the last of the egg from his face regarding his "Little Sister's of the Poor" comments about TCU, but that doesn't look like it will be any time soon.
Since even before the Frogs beat Big Ten champ Wisconsin for all of the Little Sisters of the Poor out there, the mirage of a clean program at Ohio State has steadily dissipated to the point that Buckeyes' coach Jim Tressel resigned yesterday morning. Perhaps, Gordon, you should've been more focused on the rampant cheating going on right under your nose than, say, how badly TCU was beating up on Wyoming.
Some out there might be thinking that maybe we shouldn't be laughing at the misfortune of Ohio State- after all, the Buckeye program has the prestige and money to lure just about any coach they want to Columbus...even Gary Patterson. You might have a point, but I really doubt GP wants to step into the fallout there...especially with more allegations apparently on the way with this week's Sports Illustrated.
Another possibility that might worry TCU fans is that two potential candidates for the Ohio State job- Ohio natives Bo Pellini and Bob Stoops- are currently at programs that might be more a more realistic destination for Patterson. But hen again, with the looming threat of the NCAA hammer coming down in Columbus, do either of those guys want leave what they've got to go there?
So is this a temporary setback for an overrated program, or another nail in the rust belt coffin? I guess we won't know for years to come, but for now it's fun to laugh as the O'Doyles have driven over the banana peel after cheating their way to just one national title that really should've belonged to Miami.