Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Boise State president rips Gee
By Andrea Adelson
Boise State president Bob Kustra had some choice words for Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee, who set off a firestorm earlier today with his comments about the Broncos and TCU.
In a nutshell, Gee said TCU and Boise State were unworthy of national championship consideration because of their strength of schedule, pointing to the "murderer's row" Ohio State has to play every week. A murderer's row including Eastern Michigan, Marshall, Indiana and Purdue.
Chadd Cripe of The Idaho Statesman spoke to Kustra for a reaction. Boy, did he get one.
“He claims that in the SEC, Big Ten and Big 12 it’s murderer’s row every week and there’s absolutely little substance to that claim. … The BCS has finally found someone to stand up and defend the indefensible and Gordon Gee proved it — he not just proved that it’s indefensible but he did so with facts that are simply wrong. … Everyone in intercollegiate football knows that athletic directors of those large power conferences are scheduling more and more teams who are I-AA, who are teams at the weaker end of the non-AQ conferences, and for Gee to stand up and talk about murderer’s row every week is just the height of folly. It’s ridiculous. I think he’s going to set off a firestorm he probably has no interest in creating. To say that he overstated his case is an understatement.”
TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte said this on ESPN Radio: "When a president of a major institution is taking shots at us, I know we've arrived... I thank him very much."