OSU's President hopes Tressel doesn't fire him

OSU's President hopes Tressel doesn't fire him

Submitted by el segundo on March 9th, 2011 at 12:09 PM

According to Mark Schlabach's article on espn.com, OSU president Gordon Gee admitted where the real power lies in Columbus:

Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee said he never considered firing Tressel.

"No, are you kidding me?" Gee said. "Let me be very clear. I'm just hoping the coach doesn't dismiss me."

Gee was the president of my undergraduate school (not OSU) for a few years after I graduated, and I learned a little about him through the alumni magazine.  Principally, he's kind of a weasel, which makes him a perfect fit for OSU.  In addition, he likes to think of himself as kind of clever and cavalier (hence those stupid bow ties).  So I'm sure he would say that his remark was just in jest.  I think it's closer to the bone than he'd like to admit.

Here's a link to the article.


Stanford Academics... The Irony, It Burns

Stanford Academics... The Irony, It Burns

Submitted by Geaux_Blue on March 9th, 2011 at 12:08 PM

Oh God, seriously... this just aches...


A drama class in Beginning Improvising and another in Social Dances of North America III were among dozens of classes on a closely guarded quarterly list distributed only to Stanford athletes to help them choose classes.

The list, which has existed since at least 2001, was widely regarded by athletes as an easy class list. More than a quarter of the courses on the list did not fulfill university general education requirements.

The classes on the list were "always chock-full of athletes and very easy A's," said Kira Maker, a soccer player who used the list her freshman year.

Stanford officials say the list was designed to accommodate athletes' demanding schedules and have disputed that it was made up of easy courses. But officials discontinued it last week after reporters began asking about it.

God, Harbaugh is becoming the new Kiffen... He HAD to know about this system and still made his comments about UM. You think football players weren't aware of this?


But student athletes said they had picked up a copy of the list and left. In some cases, no advising took place.

"Literally, when you walk into the (resource center) right next to the door, it's right there," said Ryan Sudeck, a junior on the crew team.

"I never used it before this year," he said. "But this quarter it was like, 'Oh, I need an easy class to boost my GPA.' "

Your thoughts?

tOSU's Problems & Recruiting

tOSU's Problems & Recruiting

Submitted by brewandbluesaturdays on March 9th, 2011 at 11:33 AM

So, as to not start another thread on what events have taken place with Tressel and tOSU I thought I would start a thread looking forward. I think it goes without saying that this will end up harming the buckeyes on the recruiting trail. For those of you, who are more insiders than myself, I was wondering if we could get some insight into potentially how much this will help. I believe that the guys we are going after that are die-hard buckeyes will stay that way even if, some major sanctions were to come down. My question is who is holding offers from M & tOSU that, through these recent happenings, may start leaning more towards the good guys, that were maybe on the fence or at least leaning toward the buckeyes.

Can't wait to watch the fall, go blue.

Edit: I understand this may take some time to develop but, I thoguht it interesting to discuss instead of the countless redundant Tressel threads.

OT: Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports Says More to Come

OT: Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports Says More to Come

Submitted by chitown.victor on March 9th, 2011 at 11:28 AM

Charles Robinson, one of the investigative reporters for Yahoo! Sports, was just interviewed on the Waddle and Silvie show on ESPN Radio 1000 in Chicago.  He stated that there are two additional high-profile stories he is working on, on which will break within the next few weeks and another that looks like it will break in August.  Mr. Robinson was prodded fairly hard by Tom Waddle, but would not divulge any individual or institutional names.  He was asked to rate the Tressel story on a scale of 1-10 scale, and gave it an 8.  Mr. Robinson rated the story to be broken this month as a 6-7, and gave the late-summer story a 10-rating, without hesitation. 

This ends any seculation that this was the "big one," even though most of us thought that already.  And the plot thickens.....

Jim Tressel Quotes George Bush [not political]

Jim Tressel Quotes George Bush [not political]

Submitted by DoctorDave on March 9th, 2011 at 11:09 AM

In Tressel's public mea culpa last night he quoted George Bush saying, "The most pathetic thing is a leader looking for self-pity." Several other Bush quotes were apparently considered but did not make the cut:

  • "I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe -- I believe what I believe is right."
  • "See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."
  • "I wish you'd have given me this written question ahead of time so I could plan for it...I'm sure something will pop into my head here in the midst of this press conference, with all the pressure of trying to come up with answer, but it hadn't yet...I don't want to sound like I have made no mistakes. I'm confident I have. I just haven't -- you just put me under the spot here, and maybe I'm not as quick on my feet as I should be in coming up with one."
  • "There's an old saying in Tennessee -- I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee -- that says, fool me once, shame on --shame on you. Fool me -- you can't get fooled again."

Tressel email meme

Tressel email meme

Submitted by ldoublee on March 9th, 2011 at 10:25 AM

The unintentional comedy of the Jim Tressel email chain is providing me much comfort in these dark days of the offseason.  So much so, that I am now replying to all emails in bullet point form, using a space after all sentences followed by a "!!" and then ending it with my initials in lower case form.

I have a question, though.  Since I am mocking the vest, should I use the dreaded "go bucks" term, which pains me to type, or switch it over to "go blue"?

I think using "go blue" with the mocking form could make people think I'm serious and not laughing at OSU.  Any thoughts?

OSU - So does this plus 375 secondary violations show lack of inst. control?

OSU - So does this plus 375 secondary violations show lack of inst. control?

Submitted by Suavdaddy on March 9th, 2011 at 9:49 AM

I mean there is the lying and the cover ups and the cars.  Isn't there a point where the 375 secondary violations, though each alone innocuous, can be accumulated to look at the big picture with what appears to be a major violation?  It seems to me it should.