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VIDEO: Columbus reactions to Tressel resignation

Posted on: May 30, 2011 4:33 pm
 

Posted by Adam Jacobi

CBSSports.com was in Columbus today, getting the general consensus from Ohio State students and fans about Jim Tressel's resignation today. 

Obviously, loyalty is important in sports fandom, and OSU is no exception. But one must wonder whether the people praising Tressel's selflessness and doing what's best for the school realize he's only in that position because of instances of greater selfishness and indifference to what's best for the school. This was his mess that he created, then refused to address, after all. But these folks probably don't need to get their noses rubbed in it right now, so their attempts to put a positive spin on the situation can be excused with ease.

Similarly, their desire to see Urban Meyer on the sidelines soon is admirably optimistic, but if Meyer couldn't maintain his health while coaching at Florida, there's no way he would be able to handle Ohio State right now. That's not a knock on his character, but like Florida, Ohio State is a very high-stress job, and his body doesn't handle stress very well. We've seen what coaching does to him. It's not good. But Bob Stoops, though? There's an intriguing name. If there's any best analogue for a powerhouse like OSU replacing a coach amid NCAA sanctions, though, it's USC, so Columbus' expectations might need to get tempered just a wee bit.

Comments

Since: Mar 17, 2010
Posted on: June 1, 2011 6:39 pm
 

VIDEO: Columbus reactions to Tressel resignation

Hey, why dont we let the F.B.I investigate all college programs and then turn them over to the NCAA and then we can fire all the coaches? Yes he lied and was wrong and got caught and should be punished for it. But in no way is this worse than the USC. It took the NCAA 5 yrs i mean 5 LONG YEARS to see that Reggie bush and others got Hundredes of thousands of dollars in homes and cars? And Ray Issac got 10000 dollars in four years and you think a coach can see 2500 dollars a year? People its all over and only going to get worse. If the NCAA will just do there job. There is a whole lot missing in your timeline of Tressel.



Since: Mar 17, 2010
Posted on: June 1, 2011 5:54 pm
 

VIDEO: Columbus reactions to Tressel resignation

Yeah ! Last time i looked now buddy wants to lose. Plus he is a Ohio State coach at one point in his career. Right?



Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: May 31, 2011 2:03 pm
 

VIDEO: Columbus reactions to Tressel resignation

I find it very interesting that just a few years ago everybody in Columbus hated Urban Meyer, and now they all are calling for him to take over for Tressel.  It seems to me that the attitude around here is never going to change.  It doesn't matter who your coach is as long as he wins. 



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: May 31, 2011 8:04 am
 

VIDEO: Columbus reactions to Tressel resignation

Some of this stuff occurred under Cooper.....Nice....Punishment will be no worse than USC.



Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: May 30, 2011 9:28 pm
 

VIDEO: Columbus reactions to Tressel resignation

Idiots. This video does not reflect well on the students at OSU. "Well gee..he won football games, the hell with the cheating!"..Young fools.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: May 30, 2011 9:08 pm
 

VIDEO: Columbus reactions to Tressel resignation

I could see Bob Stoops maybe as the new head coach of OSU but it will not be Urban Meyer. Really Stoops is way better coach then Meyer is but that's me of course.



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: May 30, 2011 7:40 pm
 

Clueless co-eds.

They have no idea what has gone on.  They do not understand the depth nor the breadth of the misconduct over the years.  If they think it's bad now, what until the hammer falls and they get his with the dreaded, "Lack of institional control" label, lose a ton of scholarships, bowl appearances, disqualified players, tv ban, and lengthy probation.  It will shock the buckeye fan to the core.  Jim Tressel's arrogance is what brought this about.  He steadfastly minimized misconduct by his players, failing to discipline them with appropriate sanctions.  These are all his players, and it was his way of doing things.  The NCAA enforcement committee is not going to give Ohio State a pass after being lied to, not once, but twice Tressel lied, saying he would follow up on the Youngstown State matter in 1994.


For a very lengthy list of dates and events of misconduct associated with Tressel and his teams for the last 20 years, .


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