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OT: tOSU expands coaching search to Craigslist

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Tressel Press Conference Content

Tressel Press Conference Content

Submitted by Zone Left on March 30th, 2011 at 1:43 PM

While rumors of his demise have been exaggerated, Jim Tressel did have a press conference today. He actually apologized for the violations and introduced linebacker coach Luke Fickell as his replacement during his five game suspension.

He did not fire Gordon Gee either.

Apparently OSU is also wearing a new helmet this Spring to "honor the military." I think this is the design:

Are Pryor, etc. Suspensions Finalized?

Are Pryor, etc. Suspensions Finalized?

Submitted by Zone Left on March 22nd, 2011 at 3:44 PM

At the risk of ridicule, are Pryor and the other suspended Buckeye's suspensions actually finalized? I know the NCAA denied the appeal of their suspensions, but I'm unclear whether or not the revelation about Tressel covering up the violations was taken into consideration. When the Committee meets to determine his fate, is Pryor's final year at stake as well?

It seems obvious that the players played an entire season while ineligible and with the NCAA's tendency to mete out eye for an eye type punishment, is their whole season in jeopardy?

Dr Saturday on Tressel

Dr Saturday on Tressel

Submitted by Zone Left on March 11th, 2011 at 3:56 PM

Dr Saturday's take:

But the worst part of the story, the moment when one of the most respected men in the profession really begins to look a truly naked, self-interested villain, is the moment he decides to keep going — to bite his tongue, bury his doubts, and join the lobby to defer the offending players' suspensions to the 2011 season to keep them on the field against Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl.

Those of us who read Matt Hinton's work daily will recognize this as perhaps his strongest stance against any accused violator of NCAA rules. It's a measure of how far Tressel has fallen in the eyes of most casual observers and relatively unbiased media members that Matt excoriates him in this manner.

TT: The Fall of Rome

TT: The Fall of Rome

Submitted by UAUM on March 11th, 2011 at 12:17 PM

Apparently, the obnoxious osu fans have so insulted and harrased one of their own, Herbstreit, that he just moved his family out of Columbus.  http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/sports/stories/2011/03/11/rumblings-3-11-art-gl0bu32m-1.html

This is not only further evidence that osu fans are douchebags (like we need any more), but that Rome is falling.  First, Tat-5, then Tresselgate, and now they've run their favorite son out of town for being "fair and objective."

Unless some federal law enforcement agency comes forward and says that they told Tressel and osu to keep Tat-5 "confidential," which seems really unlikely but possible, I think that Tressel forwarded those emails and the whole osu house is going to come crumbling down.

For once, it's nice to live in Columbus.  I get to watch the carnage first-hand.

Oh yeah, in other TT news, osu reversed its original position on suspending Tressel for spring and summer ball.  Whatever carless lawyer drafted their initial statement is now fired.

I just hope that Brady can capitalize on all of this self-implosion.  Go Blue!

TT: Request for Analysis of Major NCAA Bylaws Violations

TT: Request for Analysis of Major NCAA Bylaws Violations

Submitted by UAUM on March 10th, 2011 at 9:44 AM

On this website you can search cases of NCAA violations using a variety of factors, like which violation or even keywords:   https://web1.ncaa.org/LSDBi/exec/miSearch.  It's pretty cool.

If there are any MGoBlogers out there with extra time and an interest in seeing how Tresselgate could/should go down, an analysis of similar situations would be awesome.  A diary of it would be worth paying for.

[edit] - OSU should be looking at violations for:  (1) failure to report knowledge of violations; (2) unethical conduct; (3) failure to monitor; (4) ineligible participation; and (5) failure to withold ineligible student-athletes from competition.  They could be looking at: lack of institutional control it those emails were forwarded (which seems to be the case from Tressel's "uh-huh" response to the reporter's question before Smith shut him up). 

Lawyer who talked to Tressel was a former OSU Walk-on

Lawyer who talked to Tressel was a former OSU Walk-on

Submitted by Seth9 on March 9th, 2011 at 7:18 PM

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that the lawyer who contacted Tressel was former-OSU walk-on Chris Cicero, whose time at OSU overlapped with Tressl's time as an assistant at OSU. Cicero, apparently, has a history of unethical conduct, which is not remotely surprising as he probably should not have been talking to Tressel in the first place.

There are a lot of ways to interpret this information. But even if we take Tressel's word that his concern was for maintaining confidentiality, it appears that Tressel chose to keep quiet to protect his former player at the expense of the institution and with clear disregard for the rules.  Now, while this is in some way understandable from a personal standpoint, it is completely indfensible from a professional one.

Jason Lloyd still has Tressel's blood on his keyboard, great article

Jason Lloyd still has Tressel's blood on his keyboard, great article

Submitted by pdgoblue25 on March 9th, 2011 at 12:25 PM

Jason Lloyd is a columnist for the Akron Beacon Journal, he is well known especially in northeast Ohio and the Cleveland area.  He was one of my favorite sports columnists.

Jason absolutely kills it in this article, and before he wrote it he even tweeted, "Attention OSU apologists:  Don't read tomorrow's column in the ABJ.  Then we'll kiss and make up before next Cavs game. Deal?"

Some quotes :

-"Typically, lying to all of those people is a fireable offense — it's even written into his contract as such. But Tressel is returning to work today as the football coach at Ohio State University because of six consecutive Big Ten championships, a 9-1 record against Michigan and a national championship soiled in the same stains that cloak the program again today."

-"School officials didn't discover the e-mails until stumbling upon them while investigating a separate matter. Otherwise, it's fair to assume Tressel never was going to come forward with his knowledge or the e-mails.

He would've simply strolled through life and pleaded ignorance, just as he did when Clarett was cashing in with cars and Isaac and Troy Smith were taking cash payments from boosters."

For your reading pleasure:


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.