Joel Klatt advocates for Ohio State over LSU, talks Jim Harbaugh keeping his job
Recently, Joel Klatt spoke with New York Post’s Justin Terranova.
The two talked about a number of topics across the sport, but one was about Ohio State and LSU. Which team is best?
Here’s Klatt about Ohio State-LSU and Ryan Day:
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“Ohio State is the most balanced team in the country. It is certainly close, but Ohio State has the No. 1 scoring offense and scoring defense in the country. They have elite-level talent. When you look at next year’s draft, it is going to be littered with Ohio State players. … LSU has shown some weakness on the defensive side, namely giving up over 400 yards rushing to Ole Miss.
“(Day) has allowed the players to motivate themselves. This is a group that is highly motivated on the defensive side. So, what Ryan did was revamp the defensive staff and I think he brought in the right combination of coaches that would not only motivate the players, but put control of the team back into the locker room.”
Ohio State has the best offense and defense in college football when it comes to scoring. It’s hard to argue against that. Mix in Ohio State’s overall talent level to the mix and the “eye test” doesn’t disappoint, either.
Aside from Buckeye talk, Klatt spoke about Jim Harbaugh as well. He was asked if Harbaugh needed to beat Notre Dame to keep his job:
“I still don’t believe he was going to get pushed out. Having said that, there is truth that he has not measured up in rivalry games. The biggest one of all is next week. They don’t care if they win the division, the conference, go to the Rose Bowl — they just want to beat Ohio State. They want to beat them so bad. Next week he has a chance to turn the entire narrative of his tenure around if he can beat the strongest Ohio State team I can remember. But I think they are on the right track and have been much better than they have been in past years. That’s where my ‘defense’ of him came from. I am not particularly close with Harbaugh. I am not a shill for the program.”
Harbaugh may not be winning national championships at Michigan. However, the Wolverines have always been competitive with Harbaugh at the helm. Is that good enough, though?
That’s where the calling for Harbaugh’s job seems to come into question.
The entire interview with Klatt can be found here.