Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
There's not really a right way or a wrong way to handle those rumors. What was interesting about his denial during that broadcast is that he did not specifically deny the Ohio State job when asked. What he said is that he has not been "offered" or "accepted" "any" jobs. Instead of specifically denying the Ohio State job, he simply made a blanket statement that he hasn't been offered or accepted anything from anyone.
It's not just semantics, but rather he was telling the truth. There's no "official" offer in place by Ohio State and thus there was not an offer to accept.
What he didn't say during the denial was A) that he had not been talking to anyone and B) that he didn't intend to accept Ohio State's offer when it was official.
It will be official this week, and he's already told Ohio State and ESPN he will be taking it when it is in writing.
Sounds like lawyerball to me!