Ohio State football should be stripped of 'offseason championship' after cheating

Ohio State football admitted to cheating by committing numerous "minor" recruiting violations. The question is, when will the NCAA drop the hammer and vacate the offseason title.
Nov 25, 2023; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day leaves the field
Nov 25, 2023; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day leaves the field / Columbus Dispatch-USA TODAY Sports

It's been funny to watch Ohio State fans plead for the NCAA to "drop the hammer" on Michigan football after alleged sign stealing by Connor Stalions, which still hasn't been proven. There hasn't even been a notice of allegation.

Beyond that, the NCAA President, Charlie Baker, said Michigan football won the national championship "fair and square" so the idea that the Wolverines are going to vacate wins from 2021-2023 is beyond ridiculous.

Even if it did happen, it wouldn't matter.

Ohio State football vacated wins during the Jim Tressel era, but you can guarantee not a single Buckeye fan discounts any of his wins over Michigan, even though one actually was vacated.

That's the kind of logic you can expect from an Ohio State fan. They want to blame the signs for their losses when Ohio State stole Michigan's signs in 2021 and 2022.

Legally or illegally, it gave them zero advantage as Michigan football dominated Ohio State twice by an average of 18 points, even though OSU had the same information Michigan supposedly did.

Ohio State admits to tampering

Outside of stealing signs, there have been plenty of nasty rumors about Ohio State football and catapult -- a service college football teams use to store practice footage.

I wouldn't put anything past Ohio State, because as it was reported on Tuesday -- they cheat by doing such things as "contacting a player before he entered the transfer portal"(tampering) as well as committing other recruiting violations according to the Columbus Dispatch.

It's wild that tampering with another player, which they surely also did with Caleb Downs, Quinshon Judkins, and Will Howard (let's be real, Ohio State didn't report all the violations it committed) is a minor violation because stealing players from other teams has a much bigger impact on the outcome of games than sign-stealing whether it's done legally or illegally.

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What's also ironic is that the "offseason championship" Ohio State fans are so pumped about, was only attained through cheating. I wonder when OSU will admit to those, August 2025?

What will the punishment be then?