Joel Klatt Explains Why Ohio State Is Always In A Lose-Lose Situation No Matter What

It’s a massive weekend in the college football world. The mighty Ohio State Buckeyes will be playing in the biggest game of the weekend when they travel to South Bend to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

It’s an enormous measuring-stick game for both teams.

Led by Heisman Trophy contender Sam Hartman, the Irish believe they have everything it takes to win the game and continue on with their impressive season. 

If Notre Dame does win, it will be one of the best victories in their recent history and will stamp them as legitimate national championship contenders.

On the other hand, if that’s indeed what happens, the sky will surely be falling in Columbus.

That’s just how it is for the Buckeyes. Perhaps no other college football program has a higher standard, and that’s saying a lot.

No one knows this better than FOX Sports lead college football analyst Joel Klatt who explained that Ohio State constantly faces a “lose-lose” situation virtually every time they take the field.

Speaking on his “Joel Klatt Show” podcast, Klatt stated: “They’re in a lose-lose all the time. Because if they look great, we just say: ‘Well that’s what they should do.’ Then if they struggle at all or they look sluggish at all we just hammer them for it.”

“Their fan base, man. They are hard on that program. The national media is hard on that program.”


“This is a team that’s 3-0. They’re breaking in a new quarterback. He is looking better and better and played his best game last week. We’re going to find out everything we need to know about Ohio State this week when they face Notre Dame,” Klatt added.

Klatt’s comments come ahead of the highly anticipated matchup against the Irish, scheduled for primetime on NBC on Saturday.

Both teams are currently undefeated, setting the stage for a clash that will have significant implications on the season and both teams’ quest for the Playoff. 

Who do you think will win?

Does Ohio State have the most demanding fans in all of college football?

Is their high-standard fair?