Actually, it will probably end up hurting Louisville more than Ohio State. The Buckeyes weren't going to jump an undefeated Oregon/Alabama even with the Cardinals on the schedule, anyway.
I'm also getting a kick out of the national narrative Ohio State is scheduled to play somebody. Not OSU's fault California fell off a cliff, and it's also ignoring past series with USC, Texas and Miami. It also ignores future series with the likes of Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Texas and Oklahoma. (
Tennessee backed out of a series too, but you'll never hear that mentioned; just like you'll never hear Vanderbilt ridiculed for backing out of a series with Ohio State.)
Contacted Gene Smith and Martin Jarmond. Both said Louisville never contacted Ohio State when Vanderbilt backed out of season opener.— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) October 15, 2013
And then there's this:
Dash error: I misunderstood when Louisville tried to schedule Ohio State. Wasn't for 2013. Will correct the column. Apology for the error.— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) October 15, 2013
Pat Forde, everyone.