March 10th, 2011 at 2:33 PM ^

They go can go as light as they want on old exclamation marks but the NCAA will have the last say on this matter. As of late it doesn't seem like they are fucking around, which doesn't bode well for them either. If Auburn thinks they are out of the woods they are sorely mistaken. By the time this season kicks off our extra stretching will be long forgotten.


March 10th, 2011 at 2:34 PM ^

the first letter they sent to the NCAA is still out there, and speaks of additional punishment they had actually imposed rather than "considered." But who would expect OSU's president and legal department to proofread a letter before signing it and sending it to the NCAA?  It was five pages long, for gosh sakes -- who can remember what you said on page one ("several game" suspension, spring practice ban) by the time you get to page four?


March 10th, 2011 at 3:24 PM ^

The guy from Columbus says: "They should take away the wins from 02 (Clarett), 04 (Troy Smith) and last year because of playing ineligible players. Tressel's record is 9-1 over Michigan on the field, but you take away all the wins from when they played ineligible players and the record is not that great."

I hope this guy goes down.


March 10th, 2011 at 6:50 PM ^

I want record changes.

Tressel's credibility has been built on his record against Michigan which was achieved by, surprise, epic levels of cheating. He doesn't deserve those wins and didn't earn them legitimately.

Jim Tressel, the Jimmy Swaggart of coaches. I'm waiting for the mea culpa: "Ohio State fans, I have sinned against you:" with tears.



March 10th, 2011 at 6:01 PM ^

I am impressed they had the courage to ground him for two weeks for two BS games at the start of the season. Lack of institutional control? I think they have a pretty bad case there in it OSU President Jim Tressel in reality?


March 10th, 2011 at 8:00 PM ^


What they did is wrong according to the rules.  We can ALL debate ethics until the end of time.  But, when rules are set and established by a governing body they are expected to be followed.  There is no way to draw the line: $1 or $1 million, it's all the same.  You can say what you want about the NCAA, but they have an extremely hard job policing ALL sports, regardless of division.  They can only condemn a program or someone in cases where hard evidence has been provided.  Name one case where someone was in trouble with the NCAA and the allegations weren't too far from the truth. "Where there is smoke there is fire."  Needless to say, I am sure there are instances where the NCAA knows there has been wrongdoing but do not have the evidence to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt.  It's kinda like the court of law!  In addition, don't you think they have some of the best lawyers that are guiding their exposure to financial litigation?  Agree with it or not, the NCAA is totally justified in handing the hammer down.
As for Mr. T, this makes me wonder how much was going on with Mo Clarett.  C'mon, the guy did not have an abundant childhood.  But, yet Mr. T didn't notice that his "star" player was driving a vehicle that was obviously out of his parent's spending budget.  And, didn't his Heisman QB get in some trouble about some payments for jobs he never did.  Hhmm, I wonder if that University knew of his "employer"?!  It didn't just start here folks, this guy has been turning his head for years.


March 11th, 2011 at 2:19 AM ^

Tressel should not be fired for this. If that happens they cannot fire him for losing every game that he coached against Hoke. As much joy as I would get from watching them squirm to try to find a coach at this point in the year I think it will be that much sweeter to know that he just couldn't outcoach Hoke and all the little Hokemaniacs.