Not only is he widely known and respected he remembers most of the students/alumni he has met. I was at an event and he was talking with a buddy of mine who met Gee at the Mansfield Campus and Gee remembered him. That instance boosted my opinion and respect for the man, it shows how much he cares about OSU students, alumni, and boosters.
Oh and the fact that they "met" after the Stanford game in 2009. His statement to the press forgot to mention that part of the story.
I agree, my freshman year it was 0F during the jump and I dont remember a time when it was warmer than 20F during my time on campus