So the Bears never asked for permission to interview Drayton?
Or did they ask Smith, who never told Meyer?
Or did they never say anything whatsoever to Drayton until the day after NSD, when the whole thing (permission, interview, hiring decision, offer, acceptance, announcement) was concluded in a matter of hours?
Does anybody believe any one of those scenarios?
There are certainly other scenarios. This one, for example:
-Bears didn't contact Ohio State. They are under no obligation to do so. It is not that hard to believe that an NFL team wouldn't contact a University while they are doing a search.
-Drayton's agent was working with the Bears' search committee . Drayton not directly involved with Bears until afternoon/evening of signing day, and didn't say anything to anyone at Ohio State until the evening of signing day, when he knew the Bears were serious and when he set up the trip and interview to Chicago.
Not unreasonable, unless you are looking to make an issue out of something that has already been resolved by the interested parties.