Feldman interview on Sportscenter

Feldman interview on Sportscenter

Submitted by bluebloggin on March 9th, 2011 at 8:23 AM

Bruce Feldman was interviewed this morning on Sportscenter.  Came down pretty hard (appropriately so) on Tressel.  Said that if what happened with Dez Bryant is any indication of what the NCAA is going to do, that they're going to suspend him for more than the self imposed punishment (if you want to call it that) that OSU imposed last night.  I've transposed the exchange for anyone who missed it.

 

> Neil, I'd be very surprised if the ncaa doesn't levy a lot harsher penalties on jim tressel than ohio state did.
00:12:06 Two-game suspension for the opener and the second game against a couple of maac schools and don't think that will sit well.
00:12:12 The ncaa came down on dez bryant and basically ended his college career after they felt he misled investigators and now you're talking about a head coach of a major institution, had this information for almost a year before it had come out and signed off on compliance papers saying he had provided all of the information and that was simply not the case.
00:12:35 And I think it's going to be really hard from what I've been told, the ncaa looks really 1 which is really about unethical conduct.
00:12:45 >> How hard do you think they'll hit him?
00:12:47 >> I think you can be looking at least half a season probably or significant more sanctions.
00:12:53 The fine is one thing but i mean two games and you're talking about akron and toledo, I think they know a lot of people are looking at this going hey, the players got suspended for five games.
00:13:04 You're talking about the head coach who had knowledge of this, didn't come forth to anybody and basically explained it when he was asked about why didn't you sit down these players, he said because he didn't want this to arouse suspicion there might be an investigation.
00:13:19 I think people looked at this press conference and thought what gene smith and the athletic director did was have a farce and will come down on him hard when they come down to this.
 
Interesting stuff.  Hopefully the Senator gets smacked pretty good
 

What's Next for OSU?

What's Next for OSU?

Submitted by bklein09 on March 9th, 2011 at 2:16 AM

So I know there are a TON of threads on all of this. But considering that Michigan's biggest rival and one the most successful football programs of the past decade is on the precipice of some major trouble, what's the harm of one more?

My question is, what's next for OSU?

The sanctions currently on Tressel were issued by OSU alone, is that right?

So the NCAA investigation is still ongoing?

When its completed, is it likely that they will increase the punishment set down by OSU?

I remember when we were going through practicegate, Brian was in touch with someone at the Bylaw Blog (or something like that) who predicted what our penalties would be based on past precedent.

Does anyone know if that blog still exists?

I also remember that Michigan's self-imposed punishments were based on in-depth research of what was appropriate. That way, the NCAA only had to add very little.

I am wondering if the YAHOO article forced OSU to rush their report a little bit because their imposed violations seem way too soft.

The NCAA has to come down on them harder than this right? RIGHT?!

Man, I cannot believe how stupid Tressel was on this one. I was baffled after reading the OSU report and the emails in question. Unbelievable. 

Also, I am assuming that this is the program that Cowherd was talking about a couple weeks ago. But the Oregon situation is intriguing as well. What a crazy off-season so far.

Nice that everything involved with Michigan has been all positive!

Go Blue!

OT: Classic tosu fan on st. tress (LMFAO)

OT: Classic tosu fan on st. tress (LMFAO)

Submitted by HAILtoBO on March 8th, 2011 at 10:57 PM

noahheath.6607 (3/8/2011 at 10:45 PM) Report Violation Coach Tressel is exactly what a leader is supposed to be. He was put in a difficult situation by the DA who asked for confidentiality (which he did to protect his investigation and the people involved and rightfully so). Coach Tressel did what any good coach, good leader, or good man should have done. He protected his players and made the difficult decision to break NCAA rule to keep his young men safe. As a young coach, that is the type of character that I am striving to embody. Having taken Tressel's coaching class here at OSU I know he cares for his players and their future. This is just another example of that commitment to players and team. This type of unselfish behavior should be praised but instead the media and NCAA are going to aid in the public opinion bashing that already takes place when OSU is mentioned. Tressel is a great coach and an even better Christian man and we should all be lucky to have the type of character and commitment he shows in what ever we do.

 

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I guess cheating really brings the man out in ya.

Remember this topic?

Remember this topic?

Submitted by Tagg on March 8th, 2011 at 10:55 PM

A few weeks ago this post was put up wondering who might be the school that sinned.  

http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/any-further-info-top-12-cfb-team-get-whacked-could-it-be-us 

We all speculated that it was Oregon, Alabama, LSU, or Ohio State among others. I guess the only thing missing would have be the option for "all of the above". The follow up to that subject might be, who's next?

Double Standards

Double Standards

Submitted by BornInAA on March 8th, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Seriously.. I am really sorry about my players getting cashola from items I gave them.

I knew - but I just thought - "whateva" - I mean - I've sold dozens of my slightly used sweater vests... #WINNING

That's OK - I understand - but that is kinda naughty so you can not coach against the Little Sisters of the Poor!

Great! I mean- I am disappointed in myself. I guess I will just golf a few rounds while I miss those games ;)

Really?

 

Meanwhile in East Lansing...

FRAT BOY DIE!

 

"I would take their sons and mold them into productive members of society. I don’t think that work is done until they graduate and you don’t see that work until they are 25, 26, 27 years old.”

Seriously? Assault? Taking cash? AND WE STRETCHED TOO MUCH??????

 

 

Double Standards

Double Standards

Submitted by BornInAA on March 8th, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Seriously.. I am really sorry about my players getting cashola from items I gave them.

I knew - but I just thought - "whateva" - I mean - I've sold dozens of my slightly used sweater vests... #WINNING

That's OK - I understand - but that is kinda naughty so you can not coach against the Little Sisters of the Poor!

Great! I mean- I am disappointed in myself. I guess I will just golf a few rounds while I miss those games ;)

Really?

 

Meanwhile in East Lansing...

FRAT BOY DIE!

 

"I would take their sons and mold them into productive members of society. I don’t think that work is done until they graduate and you don’t see that work until they are 25, 26, 27 years old.”

Seriously? Assault? Taking cash? AND WE STRETCHED TOO MUCH??????

 

 

Tressel's emails between him and this lawyer character

Tressel's emails between him and this lawyer character

Submitted by samsoccer7 on March 8th, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Here is a link to the release by OSU and copies of the emails between Tressel and, apparently, this lawyer guy.  It sounds bad to me.  He obviously knew several specific details. His comments about pounding the guys to grow up (that's what he said), and about holding the BigTen rings from certain players, are weak as hell.

http://www2.nbc4i.com/mgmedia/file/127/osu-tressel-emails/