I mean, certainly a story like that matters to Stephen. And for what it's worth, I and many others have all pointed out that there appears to be no basis for the Hopkins rumor. And I went one step further, saying that I want the rumor to be proven false. I personally think that it would be helpful to Stphen, for Hoke to conclusively shoot it down if it is untrue.
No; the real story that may need to be addressed is page 26 of the February 8 NCAA transcript of the Tressel interview. As reported by one Ace Williams.
Ace Williams told us that "a news story will break before the season starts naming Michigan and Oregon as schools with questionable recruiting practices when pursuing Terrelle Pryor...." And I think that Ace Williams, Terelle Pryor, Jim Tressel and Ted Sarniak are all liars.