The fatal flaw in Tim Brando's logic (well, besides the actual facts) is that no Buckeye fan I know cares about some meaningless trophy. Brando's comments shows he doesn't understand Buckeye football culture. We know our sanctions are a bit of a joke and this trophy doesn't make up for that. Besides divisions being new to us anyway, winning a trophy for the Leader's division is about that same to Buckeye fans as getting "participants" ribbon in youth soccer.
Since we don't have a true postseason, I feel that Buckeye fans, coaches, & players are truly motivated by the following goals:
(1) BEAT TTUN.
(2) Dominate BIG on the field of play.
(3) Potential undefeated season (let your play do the talking).
(4) Top 10 finish in the polls.
If we accomplish these goals - we'd win the BIG Leaders division anyway. Accomplishments motivate BUCKEYES - not meaningless trophys. Who does Brando think Urban (or we fans) are - Indiana? The whole concept of his is flawed. Let's prove it here right now:
QUESTION: Would you rather - (A) play the season to beat TTUN or (B) win the Leaders division trophy?
You know what my vote is...