Re: 2011 OSU Football-Will Tressel Survive?
Originally Posted by Captain Hook
It's really unfair for you to call anyone out for their opinion a few months ago.If the story had ended with Tressel lying to the NCAA I believe I'd of been correct and you would've been wrong.Not really any point in arguing it because we'll really never know.
I'm not going to speculate about what's in the upcoming SI article but the arthur of the story claimed on twitter today that Tressel calling it quits will make more sense once that information does come out.Not to mention all the other little things that have come out the last few months.
Tressel was certainly my all time favorite OSU coach.He wasn't perfect on or off the field but he is a good man.He's made some mistakes though.I will miss the guy being on the sideline but this program will move on.
There are some critical facts still yet to become public knowledge so you're right about calling scoreboard.
That said, something has had to have changed for OSU and Tressel to go from being steadfast and appearing to be planning for a long future together to deciding their relationship was no longer tenable for the sake of the program.
I hope for the sake of devout OSU fans who are deeply passionate about their program in part because of the way OSU approaches it's business this is just about Tressel and his AD deciding that the lying story isn't going to go away but rather it's just gonna focus the hubble telescope on the program (no program can be squeaky clean under that kind of scrutiny because it's too easy to break the rules with the best of intentions) so Tressel is going out with grace rather then in a furry of deepening scandal. But make no mistake, Tressel lying to the NCAA is what has focused the hubble on Columbus. This really isn't him taking one for the team. Hopefully, this is Tressel taking responsibility in keeping with his books/public persona (rather than a disappointing reveal into his closet).
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