Buckeye Fans Lament a Week After Tressel Firing, Program Armageddon

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 and gray were returning a load of starters and many in the national media pegged Ohio State to be playing for another shot at a BCS title.

Things didn’t work out that way, thanks to the Wisconsin Badgers, but they did get that SEC monkey off their back with a thrilling (although inherently corrupt) Sugar Bowl win down in New Orleans.

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Jim Tressel’s Corruption, Malfeasance Luridly Detailed by SI

Jim Tressel’s resignation, which most of the thinking college football world believes was a forced resignation, seemed to catch us off guard. We didn’t think the Ohio State Buckeyes Coach would step down on Memorial Day, but that’s because we didn’t know a smoking gun of a Sports Illustrated article was about to be published.

The sweater vest knew this was coming, and knew it was time to go because he just couldn’t hide the truth anymore.

“I’m told it is likely my SI mag story will be posted at SI.com later today/tonight. Timing of Tress dec[ision]. will make sense after you read it,” article author George Dohrmann tweeted earlier today.

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Lampooning Jim Tressel’s Corruption: a Cottage Industry is Born (Pictures)

When you’ve ruled the Big Ten landscape for so long, you make a lot of enemies. When you achieved that place in college football because you repeatedly broke numerous rules along the way, you make many more enemies.

Much has been made of Jim Tressel lying repeatedly to Ohio State compliance officials about what he knows of the NCAA violations committed by his Ohio State Buckeyes football team. It eventually cost him his job, and it should have. He did the crime; and Tressel even lied to cover up chicanery while he was at Youngstown State.

More on that here It’s one thing to commit infractions, another to cover them up, but Tressel also likes to quote bible verse in public and project a holier-than-thou attitude.

By Paul M. Banks

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Ohio State Buckeyes Football Schedule: Primetime Games Announced

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The Big Ten recently completed its primetime college football selection process that decides which of its teams will play on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2  in an 8 p.m. slot.  Ohio State got the nod to compete under the lights for three games in the upcoming season, according to a press release from the university.

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More Jim Tressel Infractions Revealed; May miss Ohio State Spring Season

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As Bruce Pearl learned from the University of Tennessee last week, it’s not so much the NCAA infractions, it’s the lying that really matters. Things got worse for officially “embattled” Ohio State Buckeyes Coach Jim Tressel; and things will likely continue to get worse for the leader of one of college football’s premier programs.

Multiple sources told the Columbus Dispatch that Tressel forwarded e-mails containing info about players selling merchandise to a local tattoo parlor owner who was under federal investigation– therefore rendering them ineligible for the 2010 season – to one of the player’s  mentors.

The fact that the player in question is the face of their program Terrelle Pryor,  and a player already suspended, is even more devastating.
By Paul M. Banks

Sugar Bowl Sweetness: Big Ten Redemption, Ohio State Finally Beats SEC

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U2 once told us “nothing changes on a New Year’s Day.” Not so this January one, as the Big Ten was absolutely slaughtered all around in the four college football bowl games they played that day. What hurt the most was the 0-3 “Big Ten/SEC Challenge” component of those four, as the face off between power conferences in one of the most crucial aspects of bowl season.

The Ohio State Buckeyes came in 0-9 all time vs. the SEC in bowl games, and it didn’t seem like they would help the Big Ten’s 2-5 record this bowl season.

But the tenth time was the charm as Ohio State improved 6-4 in BCS bowl games (more appearances than any other school) and 5-3 in BCS bowls under Jim Tressel.

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