Luke Fickell had his first press conference (Link:http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=6657897 ) and denied any knoweldge of of player violations. Seriously? Given how blatant Pryor's violations were, is it possible anymore to beleive that the whole staff and compliance department had no knoweldge of what was going on? It is either incompetence or willful ignorance. The OSU head coaching job may be his dream job, but given the growing nature of the scandal, the level of instiutional self-denial about the seriousness of the problem there and the growing likelyhood that the NCAA will drop the hammer on them, it is hard to see Luke Fickell keeping the job beyond this season. As this thing progresses it is easy to see an outcome where their board of regents simply says enough is enough and completely cleans house.
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