They rebuild Death Stars, don’t they?
Ohio State, Urban Meyer, Maryland. That’s all anyone wanted to talk about in August, and I was so instantly over it.
It’s not that I wasn’t outraged. It’s not that I didn’t care. It’s that I knew exactly what the result was going to be.
Ball gets kicked off. No one cares.
Ole Miss was punished by the NCAA. No bowls, lots of penalties, and … 2-0 start with one of the nation’s most exciting offenses.
Maryland went through a nightmare, fired a trainer, is investigating things, and … 2-0 start with a win over Texas.
Penn State was the biggest disaster of all disasters seven years ago, but it still won 53 games in just over six seasons since, won a Big Ten title, made a Rose Bowl appearance, and won a Fiesta Bowl … 2-0 with a team just good enough to be in the CFP chase.
And then there’s Ohio State.
The program endured a brutal national finger-wagging and a few sternly-worded articles … and the 2018 team is totally awesome.
It’s a breathtaking offensive juggernaut, it’s almost certainly going to beat TCU, and then Meyer comes back to what’s going to be a 100,000-strong hero’s welcome – and probably a contract extension – just before a 55-point win over Tulane.