Save your smug BS for the few who aren't tired of your shtick.
That comes straight from people directly involved at the time and isn't anything new to those who have followed the program. The schism between Tressel & Kirk was directly due to differences in opinion over the level of access that should be granted. Depending on your POV you can spin either one as the villain if you so wish. Jim Tressel was an overbearing control freak or Kirk Herbstreit felt he was entitled...it doesn't really matter which, it doesn't change the primary disagreement.
It doesn't fit your agenda so you'll never believe it...that's fine. Just do us all a favor & come down off your cross. You should be glad that Herbstreit & ESPN topics crop up periodically. Without them you wouldn't have anything to post about.