As you know by now, I write letters. I wrote one to JT just to tell him I was thinking of him during this difficult time. Apparently, so did a lot of others, so he responded to all of us with the following:
"Please excuse this informal/impersonal response to your thoughts that you took time to share with me regarding our recent situation with our Ohio State Football Family. You can imagine we are quite busy at this moment.
I did indeed read your thoughts, and I appreciate you caring enough to spend the time to send them. There was quite an array of opinions of our kids, our program, our coaching, the NCAA, Ohio State, and the game of football. And for how we should proceed.
What I appreciated most was your passion for Ohio State and your compassion for kids and their futures. You can be sure we take very seriously our responsibility to the well being of the kids, Ohio State, and the game of football. We will continue to do our best in representing each.
Best wishes to you and yours as we celebrate a New Year living in the greatest country in the world."