Don't be like Jim Tressel and more on the Ohio State football program
Jim Tressel's new reputation as a tarnished football coach should serve as a warning to every other college coach, DJ Gallo writes at ESPN.com.
Gallo even provides a three-part plan on how coaches can avoid being compared to Tressel. Step one, naturally, is "Check out the parking lot."
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Three days after Tressel was forced to resign as Ohio State's football coach in the wake of an NCAA investigation involving improper benefits for players and Tressel's initial denial of his knowledge of problems, he remains a hot topic across the nation.
Some of the more interesting articles:
- Gene Smith, the Ohio State athletic director and former Eastern Michigan athletic director, has the backing of his boss, Ohio State president Gordon Gee. "Gene Smith's job is safe," The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
- Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Terry Pluto has a suggestion for Ohio State interim head coach Luke Fickell: Dismiss quarterback Terrelle Pryor from the team.
- Pryor and his mother have been interviewed about their cars by an NCAA investigator, ESPN.com reports. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Pryor's mother bought him the 2007 Nissan 350Z he drives.
- What happens when reporters and columnists write about problems at Ohio State and Jim Tressel's forced resignation? They get hate mail. Gregg Doyel at CBSSports.com doesn't just read it, he responds.