Herbie's haters would rather see him be a huge Buckeye fan on the air than see him actually do his job well. Herbie being really damn good at his job looks a lot better for the university than Herbie being a shameless homer on the air
This. This right here. This site rails against ESPN and uses all the worn-out 'E-SEC-PN' bias quotes but if Herbstreit would just go off the rails and say dumbass homer things about OSU, we'd love it? GTFOH with that nonsense. You can't have it both ways. It does nobody, especially OSU fans and the university itself, any good if Herbstreit is a homer. Honestly, he's the best CFB color guy they have and a lot of that is because of him being impartial and seeing the whole picture.