On Christmas Day, two sources that are very close to recruiting at prominent universities confirmed that Jim Tressel will no longer be the head football coach at Ohio State University after the Sugar Bowl against Arkansas.http://chicagonow.com/67GI
Jim Tressel Leaving Ohio State After the Sugar Bowl?
I will believe it when it happens, but who knows what hidden violations are actually there that are coming out...
These rumors sound like the news when Lebron was going to Cleveland, Miami, New York and Chicago at the same time.
This isn't true until the Dispatch confirms it. There's no way in hell some random Little League All Star from Chicago gets this sort of scoop ahead of the Dispatch and all the other Ohio news outlets who pay full time people to cover this stuff.
What kind of f'n loser buckeye fan reads this blog and has a membership? Granted, this site is an ode to the academic reputation of the fine university depicted. And being acquainted or neighbors with dozens osu alums, the contrast, when it comes to thinking beyond surface layer, is stark. I mean I can understand wanting your mind stimulated... I've searched for a good buckeye blog...and there isn't one...but seriously go away
There are a number of Buckeyes on this site that are respectful, so don't speak for the rest of us.
I'd rather have him here than you
Just sayin, Chief.
I hope you realize that many of us Michigan fans also read blogs dedicated to OSU, MSU, ND, etc. Brian, the creator of this blog (and master of the universe), actually used to write an occasional Michigan related article for Bucknuts a few seasons ago.
Reading an opponents blog doesn't make you a "f'n loser." It doesn't mean you have an inferiority complex or are jealous of another program. All it means is that you're a college football addict and you want to be more informed about your opponents. These blogs generally have rumblings of breaking news long before it hits ESPN, SI, etc. They are also a good way to gauge how fans feel about certain topics.
You can ignore my sig.
If it's between me and you...
Let the Dantonio rumors begin...
I kind of hope that would happen since it would help consolidate my hate.
I would feel the same.
I'm Pro Hate Consolidation.
Me too. I hate hate haters.
you would no longer hate Sparty?
I can't stand MSU, but it's more of a pity or annoyance than a hate. I hate Dantonio and I hate OSU. I agree that if Dantonio ever went to OSU, it would consolidate my 'hate'.
I would still hate Sparty.
To the last, I will grapple with thee... from Hell's heart, I stab at thee! For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee!
well put sir! might as well just add vonnegut to the end of your handle.
That would be like Little Brother growing up, only to find out he's adopted.
Just a rumor!
Or, maybe there is something to this.
I have wonderd how the Vest maintains such a squeeky clean image, despite:
(1) the whole Maurice Clarett thing - yes, MC had his issues and had some inherent credibility issues, but the stuff that he was alleging shouldn't have been so easily dismissed.
(2) the whole Troy Smith thing - again, high profile kid with more than a hint that he took $$
(3) the whole TP, Herron, Posey, et al thing.
I know that none of these incident involved allegations involving Tressel (although Clarret did allege that Tress knew), at some point, how does the NCAA not allege that this is "failing to promote an atmosphere of compliance"?
honestly I don't see the connection
Here, let me make it more clear:
"Ohio State has one of the largest compliance departments in the country, yet they have reported 375 violations to the NCAA from 2000-2009, the most in the country."
See the pattern? An environment of non-compliance?
I guess you can't fail to promote an atmosphere of compliance if there never was one present in the first place.
That's an intentional strategy on the part of Doug Archie, OSU's compliance director. OSU's compliance department self-reports everything, and I mean everything, that is or could be a violation as soon as they have enough facts to determine there might be a problem. That's intentional, and it doesn't mean that there were 375 major violations. Those 375 violations include heinous offenses like assistant coaches giving a player a ride from the Woody Hayes center to a dorm because their car wouldn't start.
Doug's theory, and I think he's right, is that the NCAA is a lot more suspicious of schools that aren't self-reporting minor incidents than of schools that are. Given how byzantine the NCAA bylaws are, it's impossible that a school never violates some bylaws. So, by reporting all the violations, they're making it clear that they have an environment of compliance; when they break a rule, they report and self-punish, along with changing practices or policies to prevent future violations.
It's like original sin in the eyes of the NCAA church—all schools are guilty, and the only difference is between those who acknowledge it and go to confession regularly, and those other sinners who won't acknowledge it and never get into the confessional.
they could get better at not doing things if they're so good at documenting them. appears they violate freely and just remember to report it rather than going the route of, you know, not violating
Let me put it this way. JT would/could not have been hired to coach UM based solely on his transgressions committed while @ YSU. Although he had numerous NCs there, 2 or 3, I believe, they don't come close to the number of NCAA violations that occurred while he was heading that program.
I don't buy into all the rumors I read on the rivals site in regard to JT and rule breaking. I thinky he realizes there is no need to blatantly cheat while coaching in Columbus because players are going to come based on the reputation and tradition of the program itself. His players may have pulled some shit; moreso than at other places and his discipline measures may be honestly questioned as to being serious enough to deter players from repeating or sending a message to others not to go there. But all in all, I think he tries very hard to run a clean program, but may be a bit skewed in his thinking that a possible win is more important than pulling a Woody or Bo.
Tressel is good for the conference. He leads a program that has been the flag bearer for the Big X since we lost that honor to them. It has made other coaches work harder and has helped foster a semblance of balance throughout the conference with as many as 4,5 teams having a realistic chance of winning the conference each year. I hope he stays put.
How can someone in charge of the program with the most violations in all of college football the past decade be good for the conference? I don't buy it.
how he sic'ced the dogs on us in 2004. Tressel's an ass and the sooner he's gone the better.
also the AJ Hawk police report.... come on no college kid keeps 3 grand in his apt unless its a little dirty.
"two sources that are very close to recruiting at prominent universities"?
This is like saying "Minneapolis Today confirmed that coaches who recruit for Michigan State and Ohio State have confirmed that Rich Rodriguez will step down."
Its like saying "Minneapolis Today confirmed that coaches who recruit for Penn State and Ohio State have confirmed that Rich Rodriguez is stepping down"
i see what you did there!
I can't see this actually happening unless he's pulling a Pete Carroll before some other violations hit the fan. I'll believe it when I see it.
then where did you read it?
That doesn't mean its true, just that it has gone beyond tweets
Something called "ChicagoNow.com". I've never heard of it before now.
there's like a 1% chance this is true.