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Ohio State will play a series with ‘poor’ TCU

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Two years after Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee degraded TCU (and Boise State) and claiming neither team deserved a shot at the national title, the Buckeyes have scheduled a home-and-home with the Horned Frogs.

Ohio State will play at TCU's Amon G. Carter Stadium on Sept. 15, 2018 and the Horned Frogs will make the return trip to Columbus, Ohio, on Sept. 21, 2019.

"Competing against programs from the state of Texas has always offered exciting experiences for our players and fans," Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said in a statement Tuesday. "TCU continues to be one of the top football programs in the country."

It's amazing how a change of conference can create a change in perception.

When TCU and Boise State were undefeated in 2010 and vying for a BCS bowl game and even a national championship spot, this is what Gee had to say:

"Well, I don't know enough about the X's and O's of college football. I do know, having been both a Southeastern Conference president and a Big Ten president, that it's like murderer's row every week for these schools. We do not play the Little Sisters of the Poor. We play very fine schools on any given day.

"So I think until a university runs through that gauntlet that there's some reason to believe that they not be the best teams to [be] in the big ballgame."

TCU went on to beat Wisconsin 21-19 in the Rose Bowl.

Gee apologized to both schools, but I suppose scheduling a series is the ultimate apology.

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