Mike Lantry, 1972
I think the writing was on the wall when he left OSU, but came from his agent today
In other news, James also said that Pryor will no longer cooperate with NCAA investigators looking into Ohio State's football program, ex-players and current players.
"He doesn't need a reason (to talk to them). He's no longer a student-athlete," said James, who added that Pryor doesn't feel he owes the NCAA any answers. "They're not going to give him or any other student-athlete any due process rights to speak of, so he's moved on."
Probably good news for OSU, as he likely has a lot of dirt on a lot of current players.
I commented in another thread where I made this analogy, but I'd like to take it further.
As I read the response from a significant chunk of the OSU fanbase over the last few days, all that sprung to mind was this....
(Sorry, don't know how to embed).
Here is my interpretation of Buckeye fans as Chappelle:
Us: "You know, Tressel has been accused of this more than once."
Them: "So?! Some people say cucumbers taste better pickled."
Us: "So, what exactly would it take for you to believe that Tressel knew of these improprieties?
Them: "If there was video of Tressel watching Pryor receive cash from Dennis Talbott in exchange for autographed goods ... and Talbott was holding up 2 forms of government ID ... and then Tressel was over at Fine Line Ink watching Pryor hand over stolen goods, then supervising while Pryor received a new tattoo ... with Devier Posey and Boom Herron in the background smoking blunts and playing XBox, someone from Eleven Warriors there taking notes ... and with Ted Sarniak there to confirm Pryor's identity."
Us: "Can you at least acknowledge that Tressel more than likely knew what was happening?"
Them: "I'm sorry, sir. My buckeye-ness won't allow me to admit that."
Note: I believe that last quote came from a different Chappelle skit. Oh well.
Does anyone know if the jersey unveiling Friday at the Big House is open to the public? Or is it just invitation, or press? I can't remember a similar type of announcement to get any historical gauge. Could someone please help?
Just wanted to give a little update so you don't think I'm leaving you hanging. Neither of the offensive linemen, Eric Olson and Adam Brisnowaty, committed on their visit to Michigan. I should be talking to both today, so I'll have more from them soon.
Fullbacks have been quite the talk lately, and it seems like if Michigan doesn't get one of the high end running backs like Bri'onte Dunn they could try to reel in a fullback. Utah FB Sione Houma is visiting this weekend, I should also have more from him later or after his visit. Most likely after his visit.
On the same note I spoke with Texas FB EJ Fatu and he told me that Michigan is in fact his top school right now. I couldn't get too much out of him like when he plans on deciding, but he said that Michigan is top for him because they're Michigan and it's a great school.
Another interesting note is that Cali OL Erik Magnuson will be on hand for the unveiling of the Michigan Throwback jerseys Friday night at the Big House. I'd say that's a pretty cool scene for a recruit and his dad to take in on their first trip to Ann Arbor.
I'll have more info as always in the Weekly Update. If you have requests you can put them in the comment section here.
The thing that I find most unreal in this whole scenario is that everyone is treating L. Fikell like he is the clean guy to lead the team. You would think the asst. coaches on OSU would have even more information than Tressel. How all these coaches are allowed to stay I don't know.
Is the obvious answer that the whole staff from Gee down to the equipment guy are going to be broomed come December but they are just allowing these guys to finish the season because it is impractical to get a new staff in place right now? Does Fikell have a chance to be retained as coach? I just find it hilarious to picture Tressel's brother just sitting there in the Buckeye offices going man this is crazy who knew any of this was going on.
This is the question I always wanted to ask Valenti. If you think Tressel is such a scumbag and a cheat how can you adore your coach who was Tressel's right hand man and learned at this knee.
The asst's have to go.