Sep 1, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (far left) on the set of ESPN College Gameday with Chris Fowler (second to left) and Lee Corso (second to right) and Kirk Herbstreit (far right) before the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Michigan Wolverines at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Football: Robert Smith addresses whether ESPN has a bias against the Buckeyes

The Ohio State football program is one of the more polarizing in the game of college football. You either love them or hate them–there is no in between whatsoever.

Well believe it or not, there are some out there that believe the folks at ESPN are of the group that HATES the Ohio State Buckeyes, so much so that it’s clearly evident in their broadcasts.

Recently, Eleven Warriors was able to catch up with ESPN college football personality, and former Ohio State standout, Robert Smith, and he addressed whether or not he believes that there’s a bit of hate being shown the way of Columbus.

I would say that there are fans at Alabama and Florida State and USC and Oregon and North Carolina—any relevant school—that thinks the same thing.” Smith said. “That’s just the way that it is. When you are a school like Ohio State, anything that you do gets magnified. There is certainly no bias against Ohio State at ESPN, otherwise there wouldn’t be damn near a full starting offense working for them. (Laughs)”

When any college football fan thinks of ESPN, they tend to think of a bias toward the SEC, which is why it should come as no surprise that some think there is an agenda in Bristol against Ohio State.

But, isn’t that just a bit of an overreaction?



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