I'd be surprised if they could spell that.
no wonder we hired Hunter Lochmann
I'd be surprised if they could spell that.
If there is truth even to some of it, this will be HUGE. OSU could get a serious death-like penalty.
Got TRich, MSU fans are pissed, and tOSU keeps screwing themselves over.
Pretty awesome day indeed.
Mens lax returns to the semis and M hockey gains the commitment of Zach Hyman, scoring machine
Housing and free/discounted vacation deals, i'm hearing
ND alum that lives in Columbus....IT'S NOT DAMEFAN1 IS IT??!!
I know this person in real life, not from a message board. I just happened to speak with him by phone. If he goes by that username somewhere online, I'm not aware of it.
Is this your friend (this is damefan1)?
If not, is your friend this awesome? I can answer that for you: No.
Ahh yes! Love this guy, he makes me laugh every single time!
...the big boys.
Also, no Notre Dame fan should ever be allowed to poke fun at anyone's schedule...anyone's.
"Wash up and come down for dinner!"
"Ma, I'm busy! I told you not interrupt me while I was doing my video blog! Damn it, now I've got to start all over!"
Maybe it's just me, but this strikes me as the type that would be a Rut-guhs fan.
I made it until the lasagna noodle demonstration at 5:00.
This is awesome... Does he still do these rants? I really would have loved to hear his next one after Notre Dame lost to Michigan. He just posts these on YouTube weekly during the season?
AFAIK, damefan1 is still at it, broadcasting levels of brodom toxic to ordinary animal and plant life.
your friend is a ND alum who lives in Columbus? Didn't your mother tell you not to associate with such degenerates?
His wife has a PhD from Duke.
You know, you keep using that word, but I'm not sure you know what it means.
Anybody want a peanut?
This "news" may leave OSU in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery forever.
you butchered that qoute!
"You keep using that word...I do not think it means what you think it means"
To misrepresent the princess bride around here is blasphemy.
Hopefully, when our grandchildren (wearing 2062 Michigan Rose Bowl championship sweatshirts) talk back about the dark streak of OSU losses that have marred the last decade, they will speak of it as at least in part a product of OSU's blantantly dishonest booster culture.
I have a quick question. Wasn't Yahoo Sports suppose to be releasing another story about a major program. Did that not happen yet, or did the landslide coming out in Columbus over shadow it.
that this was a midwest school who had a good year in 2010 but wasn't OSU? Or was that the smaller one that was supposed to come after the OSU story.
I would assume by midwest they mean B1G, and the only schools to have good 2010 seasons outside of OSU are Wiscy and MSU. Either one would be fine with me.
A good portion of the Big 12 North is considered "Midwest," FWIW.
My recollection is that it's a "Top 12" program in the Midwest that otherwise has a squeaky clean reputation. So I think that OSU is out of the picture when it comes to the "10 out of 10" story.
My candidates are (in order of likelihood...)
I would agree that Iowa should be at the top of the list. Given all the drug-related problems last year, it would not be surprising to learn that some players were selling drugs to finance their "lifestyles" similar to the way some of OSU's players were selling autographs and memorabilia.
After that, I would guess Oklahoma, MSU and Oklahoma State. PSU obviously fits as well, but I would be shocked (and devastated) if it's them. I hope it's not.
Pennsylvania, and especially that which is east of Pittsburgh, is not the midwest. Penn State folk will kick you in the nuts if you say that State College is part of the midwest.
... their mascot resembles a lion.
The allegations of drug use, etc., within the Iowa program would have given every half-wit journalist a great big target to shoot at. Yahoo! Sports seems to be pretty good at the investigative stuff. I'm sure they were licking their chops at the thought of going after that story.
If I remember correctly, they said that on a scale of 1 to 10, the OSU story was an 8 and that they'd have a 10 coming out in August. I'm pretty sure the August story is not about OSU.
If it comes out that Auburn was funneling money to kids through rigged slot machines I will laugh for 3 straight days.
The only thing about that situation is the possibility of Auburn losing accreditation with Board of Regents involvement, which wouldn't be quite as funny because what do you do with the students etc.
Still pretty great overall though.
I believe there's supposed to be another big story breaking somewhere toward the end of the summer.
Wouldn't Tressel's buyout be in his contract (which should be publicly accessible)?
I don't know what it is, but it should be easily gotten information.
Wouldn't buyout be irrelevant since by breaking rules he was already in breach of contract if they decide to let him go?
It probably all depends on how OSU and Tressel decide to part ways. I'm sure OSU could (and probably ultimately will) fire him "with cause" and not have to pay his buyout.
True, however, tSIO might have to wait past the football season before it can pull the trigger. They have to wait for NCAA ruling (which I've seen predicted to be late October or later); then there is probably an appeal right. So, waiting out the process to fire Tress with cause, they will have to have Tress coach thru the season AND probably up to or past the National Signing Day, at which time Brady and everyone else will be picking at the corpse.
No, tSIO wants to buy out the guy NOW, and get on with life.
Tressel isn't disputing the NoA though. They should be able to fire him with cause for the emails alone.
Not saying that's what they want to do. He'll suddenly want to "spend more time with his family" come the end of November and resign without the buyout.
frakin double post.
On the one hand tUofOSU could wait and terminate Tressel for cause but were they to do so they also expose the school to interesting and unintended outcomes...for example:
Tressel appears on 60 minutes and details the goings on and corruption in the AD/President's office over the last decade.
Tressel takes an analyst job with ESPN and discusses, truthfully, the scope and volume of cheating regarding Maurice Clarett
Tressel takes his act on the road and does a feature with ESPN in a 30x30 type documentary where he details the relationship between tUofOSU and Terrelle Pryor's "advisor"
and the Hiroshima/Nagasaki outcome...Tressel writes a red book entitled "O -H - Lie - O My Years at Ohio State and My Life in Columbus" that details all of the above in greater detail up to and including the actions of E. Gordon Gee, the Board etc.
Even those monkeys at tUofOSU are smart enough to negotiate an agreement with Tressel to head off into the sunset with 3 to 5 million reasons to stay quiet, out of the limelight, and (outside ot NCAA investigation) say nothing about tUofOSU.
If tOSU is smart they'll demand a nondisclosure agreement to go with that bribe. tOSU isn't firing Tressel, they're buying his silence. If they wanted they could fire him today for cause and if he lawyered up over it odds are they'd crush him court with those emails. It's more of "Here's five million, never write a book about this and play dumb when the NCAA asks you questions."
He might also be demanding things like promises from tOSU not to totally disavow him and let him keep some shreds of his legacy/record.
individually negotiated. Often in an executive severance situation the terms of the contract re: cause, severance payments etc just serve as a starting point for negotiations on a severance agreement.
They can still use the terms of the contract (and fire for cause, paying him nothing), but they may negotiate a settlement to get Jim to shut up and go away so they can hire a new coach, stop the bleeding, negative PR, etc. And Jim (seeing that the end is nigh) may prefer such an agreement because it will allow him to save face (the agreement would probably include reciprocal nondisparagement clauses, among other protections for both parties) and save costs. In fact, this may be why he got his own lawyer--to negotiate with his release with OSU directly.
Or, Jim may find it preferable to fight to the bitter end to "save his reputation" (if possible). In this case OSU will probably fire him for cause at the end of the process (if found liable) and pay him nothing. This is the scenario we want because it drags out the process forever and all parties will be free to trash each other in the press, etc.
I love that avatar.
Without going into the specifics of a buyout, I'm more interested in the effects.
So if Tressel gets bought out this summer:
a) Does that assistant coach who will be doing the sideline coaching for the five games Tressel has to sit become interim head coach?
b) I know the NCAA is only looking into the lying crap right now (no other allegations that are outstanding that the NCAA has mentioned). So does said new coach have Tressel stink on him (along with all other assistants) which pretty much guarantees they have to clean house in the coaching ranks at the end of the year anyway (which should obliterate their recruiting)