Few Ohio State alumni hold as much weight with their words as former Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George. When he speaks, fans listen. But Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer might not be so thrilled by George’s latest comments on his team.
In a recent interview on SiriusXM, George expressed his frustration at potential “dysfunction” at his alma mater.
“There’s something going on there that we the public don’t know,” George said. “I feel like, my personal opinion, there’s a level of dysfunction there within the walls of Ohio State. Whether it’s with the coach, the administration, the coaching staff… something is not right.”
Ohio State lost its first game of the season last month in a 49-20 loss to Purdue. Last week, Ohio State trailed at the half against a 2-6 Nebraska team.
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George expressed his frustration that the team did not seem to recover from the Purdue loss with enough energy against Nebraska.
“I wanted to them to come out and perform extremely well coming off the bye week and the horrific loss against Purdue, but I thought coming off the bye week and playing the way they did in West Lafayette, I thought they would come out with their hair on fire and something to prove,” George said.
Ohio State ultimately won the game 36-31.
The Buckeyes still control their own destiny in the Big Ten title picture. If they win out and beat arch-rival Michigan at Ohio Stadium later this month, they’ll be in the Big Ten Championship Game.