Despite being 6-0 and ranked No. 8 in the country, Ohio State fans are frustrated with their struggling defensive unit this season. Vocalizing that chagrin to the wrong person cost one pizza delivery boy his job.
A 25-year-old Columbus State student that did not want to be identified says he took an order from the wife of Ohio State defensive coordinator Luke Fickell prior to the Ohio State-Michigan State game on Sept. 29. According to the student, he joked that Ohio State needed to tackle better before hanging up the phone, to which Amy Fickell laughed.
The next day, the student found himself without a job.
According to the pizza boy, Amy Fickell called up the restaurant and complained, which resulted in his dismissal. Ohio State refuted that claim in a statement: “The manager found out about the incident. The manager called the Fickells. Just like they did not place a call to complain, they also did not ask that anyone be fired. All they did was order pizza.”
The only thing that’s clear is that one Columbus, OH, pizza boy is currently out of a job and that the Buckeyes currently rank 60th in the country in total defense (386.5 YPG allowed) after allowing 38 points to Nebraska last Saturday.
Makes jokes about the OSU defensive unit at your own peril.