The president of Ohio State University (OSU) has taken it upon himself to question the ability of staff and students at several Southern universities of the ability to read and write, as well as apparently damning all of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, as reported by the Cybercast News Service on May 30, 2013.
Just released were the comments OSU President E. Gordon Gee made last December to OSU’s Athletic Council in which he questioned the academic integrity of schools in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) as well as the University of Louisville.
Gee made a point of stating his fellow Big Ten Conference university presidents should maintain their collective top goal as ensuring “we have institutions of like-minded academic integrity, so you won’t see us adding Louisville.”
After a pause followed by laughter from those in attendance, Gee also added that the Big Ten wouldn’t be adding the University of Kentucky, either.
Not quite done yet, Gee launched into the fourteen different universities that comprise the SEC.
When asked how to respond to SEC fans who state the Big Ten can’t count due to it now consists of fourteen affiliated schools, Gee replied:
You tell the SEC when they can learn to read and write, then they can figure out what we’re doing.
Those Damn Catholics…
In explaining why the University of Notre Dame was never invited to join the Big Ten, Gee reportedly blamed the Catholic priests running the school were too demanding in wanting what was best for their school.
Specifically, Gee said that “Notre Dame wanted to have its cake and eat it, too.”
Gee, a Mormon, went on to complain of the Notre Dame priests:
The fathers are holy on Sunday, and they’re holy hell on the rest of the week.
The Latter Day Saints adherent took his condemnation a step further as he spoke to Athletic Director Gene Smith, several other athletic department members, professors and students:
You just can’t trust those damn Catholics on a Thursday or a Friday, and so, literally, I can say that.