Gordon Gee: Bowl ban was coming ‘no matter what’
Published: Sunday, February 19, 2012
Updated: Saturday, June 16, 2012 01:06
"I think the punishments were too harsh," Weiss said. "The bowl ban should have been for this past year, not against the new team or the new players."
Sara Youssef, a fourth-year in economics, agreed and said the penalties were a little much.
"It was disappointing and unfair," Youssef said. "We punished ourselves and who was wrong? They're just really extreme ramifications."
The football team has continued preparations for the coming season in spite of the NCAA-administered penalties.
OSU hired former Florida coach and ESPN analyst Urban Meyer to coach the Buckeyes, a hire that Gee called "the greatest affirmation of the quality of (OSU)."
Since his hiring, Meyer brought in one of the highest-ranked recruiting classes in the nation for the coming season. Meyer has also made roster moves in preparation for the reduction of three scholarships per year over the next three seasons.
Still, Bruce questions the punishments the program will endure for years to come, saying, "I don't understand the NCAA."
"I've heard some things that I wonder about," Bruce said. "I think you let the (NCAA) do their job, and they did it with a vengeance."
OSU begins spring football drills March 28 with the 2012 Spring Game set to take place April 21.
Chelsea Castle and Jenelle Cooper contributed to this story.