From the time it was announced that Jim Tressel would be leaving Ohio State, one man had been on the minds of not just the Buckeye faithful, but all of the Big Ten: Urban Meyer. Even as Luke Fickell took over the reins for Ohio State last season, the writing was on the wall that Fickell was there to serve as the buffer between the Tressel and Meyer eras. … [Read more...] about Is Urban Meyer Good For The Big Ten?
The past few months have been rocky for Ohio State and Urban Meyer. Around this time last year we learned that due to a lack to player control (players selling team memorabilia in exchange for tattoos), Ohio State was forced to vacate wins from the 2010 season. Also, beloved head coach Jim Tressel, one of the schools winningest coaches, was forced to resign after knowingly … [Read more...] about Urban Meyer’s Greatest Task at Ohio State: on the field or off of it?
Urban Meyer’s recent move to Ohio State has been the cause of much speculation over the last season in the college football world. Although there has been little question as to whether the high-profile coach will succeed at OSU, many have wondered how soon Meyer will make his mark on the program. For a team that posted a 3-5 conference record last year and is starting a … [Read more...] about Will Urban Meyer make an immediate Impact at Ohio State?
After resigning (later re-branded and re-packaged as "retiring") from THE Ohio State University for lying to and not cooperating with the NCAA, Jim "The Vest" Tressel is in the NFL with the Indianapolis. Colts coach Jim Caldwell said on a conference call with the media Friday that Tressel will be a gameday consultant this coming season. Tressel will focus on consulting on … [Read more...] about Indianapolis Colts have New Employee: Ex-Buckeye Leader Jim Tressel!
The Sports Bank's, Jeff Beck, reporting from day two of Big Ten Football Media Day in Chicago. It was late, 11 p.m. on a Friday night a week and a half after Jim Tressel had been dismissed as head coach of the Ohio State program, when an undoubtedly drained Luke Fickell worked alone in his office. Much had transpired in that week and a half. In the blink of an eye, the … [Read more...] about Fickell isn’t Jim Tressel, and that’s just the way he wants it
The NCAA is set to determine the fate of the Ohio State football program on August 12 and while no one knows exactly how hard the Committee on Infractions will come down on the Buckeyes, it is safe to say a number of sanctions are well within the realm of possibility. Couple the upcoming hearing with the fact that Ohio State will be headed into the 2011-2012 season without … [Read more...] about Breakdown of Potential Ohio State Head Football Coaching Candidates
More than a week after the Jim Tressel firing, the disappointment in Columbus caused by the situation has not subsided one bit. The fall from grace for the former head coach was swift and painful. Only a year ago, the Buckeyes nation was basking in the glow of a Rose Bowl win and whispers of a national title contending team could be heard from coast to coast. The scarlet … [Read more...] about Buckeye Fans Lament a Week After Tressel Firing, Program Armageddon
The Ohio State Buckeyes are in the midst of a NCAA investigation. Its a scandal of epic proportions, that will rock the world of not just the Big Ten but college football at large. Today brought the expected but still huge news that Coach Jim Tressel is stepping down. This prompted OSU Athletic Director Gene Smith to give a statement to the media. But this is no PR flak … [Read more...] about Ohio State A.D. Gene Smith Discusses Jim Tressel Resignation (Video)