Mailbox: More Urban Meyer, plus how many professors you could hire with Ryan Day's salary

Brian White
The Columbus Dispatch

Have comments or questions? Reach out to me at bwhite1@dispatch.com.

On Urban Meyer

To the Editor: The woman who gave Urban Meyer a near lap dance did it under her own volition. Women who offer sexual favors to men to better their careers make these choices on their own. When women make choices they should be prepared to accept the consequences. If a women is to be strong and treated as an equal, she must be responsible for her decisions. Women can, and are equal, to men in every respect, and only when they see themselves as inferior will be allowed to be manipulated. Women and men both have the right and opportunity to stay or walk away from almost every situation. Stop laying the blame for women’s ills on men. After all, Eve ate the apple unleashing the wrath of God on everyone. ... Or so the male authors of the Bible wrote it. 

Janet Sinks, Delaware

Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer

To the Editor: Oh, how Urban must long for the good ol’ days of the Scarlet and Gray. Where you could simply roll out the football and stomp your hopelessly outmatched opponent by seven touchdowns week in and week out. AND be lauded for your coaching genius at outwitting the Akron Zips and their two-star recruits. A little tougher proposition playing with the big boys, where the field isn’t so boringly tilted as it is at Ohio Stadium.

Thad Woodman, Westerville

Thad: As Meyer was quoted telling another coach, now it's like facing Alabama every week. And he's finding that not to be much fun.

Ohio State coach Ryan Day smiled after being asked if he'll keep his beard at his weekly press conference.

On Ryan Day's salary

To the Editor: I sent the article on Ryan Day’s salary ($6.61 million) being highest among Big Ten coaches to a college professor friend and she said, "You could buy more than 60 full professors with that."

Sherrill Massey, Columbus

Sherill: Good perspective. Sad, but true.

1. Nick Saban, Alabama: $9,753,221

On rankings

Hi Brian: How can the pollsters rationalize dropping Iowa in the polls from No. 2 to No. 11 after their loss to unranked Purdue, yet Alabama only drops from No. 1 to No. 5 after their loss unranked Texas A&M? Can you say biased, prejudiced and not thinking with their brain? It seems the voters will do anything to ensure Alabama gets into the CFP.

Shannon Patke, Columbus

Shannon: It certainly takes a lot for the polls to discount Alabama in any way. But in this case I'm guessing they think Texas A&M, and the atmosphere at its stadium, is vastly superior to any Purdue team or atmosphere.

Sep 4, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bearcats coach Luke Fickell stands with his team prior to the game against the Miami (Oh) Redhawks at Nippert Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

On the Bearcats

To the Editor: Really enjoying the U of Cincinnati writings by Keith Jenkins. Love the. Buckeyes but being transplanted Cincinnatians also enjoy hearing about Luke’s boys. Keep them coming.

Bill and Alexis Daumeyer

On the state golf tournament

To the editor: Don’t blame NorthStar for the scores at the DII State tournament, blame the OHSAA for the way teams qualify to play in the event. The OHSAA has long let it be known that they are not looking for the best teams in the state to play in the event, but they want representation by all of the districts in the state.

Look at the results from this year and the past to get a better picture. Good golfers from good teams score well. The year Bexley won the state championship, the average margin of victory was 58 strokes and we beat a couple of teams by over 110 strokes.

In the district tournament where we qualified to play we beat Bloom Carroll by one, Hartley by two, Academy by three and Worthington Christian by 11. Any one of those teams could easily have won the state that year, as we beat the second-place team by 10, but only one team from our district was allowed to play.

So the format OHSAA uses sets the table for that debacle. Rob Oller mentions in his article the difficulty of the course, but the real issue is the OHSAA everyone-gets-a-medal mentality.

Jimmy Ryan, Canal Winchester Ohio  

Jimmy: Thanks for the email. As an aside, when I heard about this story I was literally on the way to play golf, and the mere thought of those poor kids prevented me from making a putt all day.

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