The ESPN college football analyst and former Ohio State quarterback moved from Columbus to Nashville, Tenn., a decision that’s been on Herbstreit’s mind for the last three years.
Ohio State fans were driving him crazy.
“Nobody loves Ohio State more than me,” said Herbstreit. “I still have a picture of Woody Hayes and my dad (Jim, a former OSU player) in my office, and nobody will do more than I do for the university behind the scenes. But I’ve got a job to do, and I’m going to continue to be fair and objective. To continue to have to defend myself and my family in regards to my love and devotion to Ohio State is unfair. Eighty to ninety percent of the Ohio State fans are great. It’s the vocal minority that make it rough. They probably represent only 5 to 10 percent of the fan base, but they are relentless.”
Take a bow, Ohio State fans.