ESPN intentionally skews Urban Meyer’s words to make Ohio State look undeserving of Playoff Bid. This is clearly due to the ESPN SEC contract and Big 10 Network Fox contracts. ESPN is clear enemies of the Big 10 and Ohio State with their current financial position and this misquote couldn’t make it more obvious.
According to SECSPN
Meyer was asked if Ohio State’s “branding” helped the Buckeyes get into the College Football Playoff over TCU and Baylor. One word of his response — “probably” — will likely be blown out of proportion.
This is what meyer actually said
“I don’t know that,” he said. “That’s certainly out of my … probably. I never really thought about it. But I think Ohio State traditionally has got a great brand name.”