Ohio States unwillingness to throw its weight around in the conference is why we need a new athletic director. There is zero chance that Texas would get pushed around in the Big 12 like this. When you are only big horse in a conference you have the power to set the rules. The Big Ten without Ohio State is slightly better then the American conference.
Spring football is an absolute waste of everyone’s time. It’s not just going to be guys that are NFL eligible that opt but you will see plenty of players who opt because they don’t want to play 2 seasons in a 12 month calendar. Also there will be players who won’t want to take the risk for what isn’t a legitimate season and a season that has nothing to play for.
The only reason we are talking about a spring season is try to limit transfers and maintain recruiting. A spring season without the ACC and SEC literally makes zero sense and will just end up being mocked. I am disappointed in the board of trustees for not putting more pressure on the university leadership.