ESPN is reporting he's giving his first press conference at 4pm est on ESPN/BTN. We know they'll say JT/TP questions are off limits but what's the Over/Under on how many they ask anyway, I'm saying six.
Luke Fickell Press Conf. 4pm est.
Popcorn popper is big enough for this!
in having a presser with no JT/TP questions unless its something along the lines of giving the boot to the rest of the "Tat 5"?
It's his first as OSU's head coach just like every other new hire. They delayed due to mass amounts of shit sandwiches/compliance cover-ups and now seems like a good time between us going to Costco for popcorn and the next asteroid to hit C-bus.
"All is well. Remain calm."
Lets see if he can "win" the press conference, or is he just keeping the seat warm.
Einhorn is Fickell! Fickell is Einhorn! Einhorn is a man!
cue Crying Game title music
he's resigning as well? This has been good and all but I just cant eat anymore popcorn. I'm out of toothpicks.
More like Little Bighorn I would think.
... here's what he'll say.
and try and wow a skeptical fan base with a rousing and passionate introductory press conference. Alas, he will fail. It's so weird they've delayed this intro press conference so long.
So....we should expect to see Fickell pointing a lot?
is trying to point at Pryor, so why not Coach Fickell?
Reporter: President Gee, is there a chance that you find a new head coach during the upcoming season, and will subsequently relieve Coach Fickell of his duties?
Gordon Gee: Are you kidding me? I just hope that he doesn't fire me!!
I would be PISSED! Waiting 14 days to make your first press confrence, while ohio is dealing with all this crap. I would hope if this was a michigan coach he would speak right away saying at the very least to say "I am honored to be the coach" or giving some kind of motivation and somthing to look forward to.
I love that so many on this blog are now referring to OSU as "Ohio" as Hoke does. Well played.
There is zero chance that he keeps the job after the sanctions are delivered. His role is to keep the seat warm until the smoke clears and the coaching candidates can fully review the implications of the NCAA's punishment. It is inconceivable that any coach from the Tressel staff could be retained after the laundry list of violations that have surfaced.
Not only was Tressel dirty, the staff was at least as bad. The position coaches know the players even better than the head coach. Of course, OSU has demonstrated that the university is far less important than winning football games, so just disregard what any logical university would do.
It's seems the state is in bliss after their favorite son has just lost the NBA championship, good time to squeeze it in while there distracted.
This pressed has been planned since last week - there may have even been discussion on one of the million OSU topics about it. Just a good coincidence for osu.
will they have to black out his face and use an alias?
Reporter: So... that happened.
Fickell: [Weeps softly]
to the reporter that asks if Fickell has considered dismissing Gee.
If he does while eating popcorn.
Jblaze brought this one out on another thread. Gene"isolated incident" Smith will feel some heat.
but on last night's "Wall to Wall Sports" here in cbus [OT note, even if I were a fan, this would have to be one of the creepiest shows out there - guys standing at a counter spouting about the week's topics with food getting cold in front of them while an audience of like 9 people at 3 small round table snarf food at 11:35 on a Sunday night, plus maybe a high school team that gets to sit and do nothing but smile when the camera points at them], local Dispatch homer Tim May was trying to make some point that OSU is no longer saying "interim" for Fickell. Still don't see him lasting past this year.
I can't recall or imagine a more consistently inept PR strategy than the one OSU has shown the world. I really can't think of one smart thing they've done. And they still haven't learned.
"We are cooperating FULLY with the NCAA and want to move forward." Blah, blah, blah...
Does anyone know how people like Pryor's lawyer are already saying that 8 of the 9 from the article have already been cleared by the NCAA? I find that very hard to believe that they (NCAA) have researched this enough to clear them already. If this turns out to be true I think that OSU will not be in as much trouble as we all would like them to be and they will only be getting relatively minor sanctions against them.