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Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee is in charge of one of the nation’s most prestigious public universities, but he also seems to fancy himself a comedian.
According to the Associated Press, Gee used a December meeting of the school's Athletics Council to take shots at Notre Dame, the SEC and Louisville.
Notre Dame had long been on the Big Ten’s radar as a possible addition during expansion and Gee talked about dealing with the Catholic-based institution during his first term with Ohio State more than two decades ago.
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Notre Dame ultimately joined the ACC this past September in all sports except football.
"The fathers are holy on Sunday, and they're holy hell on the rest of the week," Gee said to laughter at the Dec. 5 meeting attended by Athletic Director Gene Smith and several other athletic department members, along with professors and students.
"You just can't trust those damn Catholics on a Thursday or a Friday, and so, literally, I can say that.”
Those damn Catholics, am I right?
Hey, is this thing on?
As if that wasn’t enough, Gee gave his thoughts on rumors of the Big Ten adding Louisville.
The top goal of Big Ten presidents is to "make certain that we have institutions of like-minded academic integrity," Gee said. "So you won't see us adding Louisville," a member of the Big East conference that is also joining the ACC.
After a pause followed by laughter from the audience, Gee added that the Big Ten wouldn't add the University of Kentucky, either.
There’s a Rutgers joke in there somewhere.
And of course no public speaking engagement is complete without taking a shot at the SEC. Gee said it was a mistake not to add Missouri and Kansas during the Big
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