In this morning's Plain Dealer, Doug Lesmerses's story on OSU hints that Tressel may not be able to survive "tatgate". For those of you who aren't familar with Lesmerses, he is an unapologetic OSU homer who believes the Vest is as close to an earthly deity that we'll ever see. For him to begin to doubt is nothing short of amazing.
in the piece he traces communication between the OSU public relations and the athletic departments post Tressel news conference. He also includes an OSU version of the timeline "the other Brian" so brilliantly exposed in his blog "Genuinely Sarcastic" on Friday. It's interesting to see people down here view events versus up in Michigan.
He closes with the following:
That mistake, however, has defined this story. On the other side are fans and analysts who think Tressel's violations demand that he lose his job. And that point is repeated every time a new piece of the story emerges.
Ohio State, as a large entity in the public eye, obviously knows exactly what is being written and said about it. As the stories and opinions increase, is there any point when the pile could grow too high?
When the true believers start to have doubt is there any question the end is near?