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Published: Saturday, Sept. 10 2011 5:00 a.m. MDT

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Provo, UT

There are certain commenters who are simply addicted to demonization, and they hate it when anyone comes on the boards and actually has something positive to say about someone. Happens with Gee. Happens with Harry Reid. Goodness knows it happens with Obama.

Some people just can't stand it when somebody comes in and rains some sunshine on their hate parade.

Jon Cowley

Gordon Gee spoke at my law school graduation when he was president of Vanderbilt and I spoke at length with him earlier this year at an event in Hong Kong. He greeted me with genuine kindness, went out of his way to walk me around the room introducing me to others in my field and showed sincere interest in my mission, my family and my work. He treated everyone in the room this way. I find him incredibly inspiring, kind, visionary and a force for good. I am proud to be associated with him and am deeply disappointed in the media's ruthless demonization of him and what he stands for. Please do read the piece TIME wrote on him last year as it does a much better job of portraying the Gordon Gee that I have met and followed than the version advanced by so-called "journalists" SI and ESPN.

Lehi, UT

Would be nice if Dr. Gee would see fit to also apologize to Boise State, TCU, etc. His mighty OSU Buckeyes barely squeaked by "little sister of the poor" Toledo in the Buckeye's home horseshoe Saturday. By comparison, it will be interesting to see how another little sister (Boise State) does against the same Toledo this Friday night in Toledo's home stadium. At best this will be a surrogate comparison since Dr. Gee's school hasn't seen fit to directly risk challenging Boise (or TCU) on the field of play.

Bob Pomeroy
Bisbee, AZ

I'll tell you what! Gordo is one of the brightest, wittiest, passionate humans you'll ever be lucky enough to meet. And on top of that, he's a Boy Scout, is always honest and caring and truthful. He's a miracle among pompous elitists. Have you any idea what complexities are involved in presiding over Ohio State right now? He meant no offense other than to riba aa

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