Well . . . Bo was mad about the Big Ten vote to send OSU to the Rose Bowl in 1973 for the rest of his life.
The interesting thing to me about that story is that Red and the players were obviously viewing the league playoffs as the "first round" of the NCAA playoff - Today I don't think anyone thinks that way (other than, like us this year, if you are in the position of having to win your league tourney to get an NCAA bid). I'm also assuming that in 1990 there was not a detailed mathematical system like there is today, it was all subjective by the selection committee.