But his head isn't. There are a couple of issues with this article: there's a difference between guys like Calipari and Carroll, who jump ship before having to deal with the mess they created, and guys like Mike Leach, who get punished for screwing up. That difference being that the former are gainfully employed while the latter—not so much. Although it is the worst school that man ever created, to coach at the D-1 level (even at OSU) is still a position of honor and responsibility, two components of the job that Tressell has completely disregarded for the entirety of his career. Furthermore, the way the sports media works today, no matter what the offense, whenever some pulls through a tough spot and comes through the other side, they’re seen as martyrs. One needs to look no further than Cam Newton last year. By the time the National Championship game rolled around, I heard the words “adversity” and “perseverance” applied to him so many times it made my head spin—as though NCAA rules were a burden, and that the American public should be to blame for any sort of animosity applied in his direction.
When the man’s not fit for the job, fire the man.