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Posted on Sat, Jun 4, 2011 : 9:33 p.m.

Jim Tressel takes parting shot at Michigan during fan rally at his home

By Staff

Jim Tressel won't be on the sideline when Ohio State pays a visit to Michigan Stadium this season.

But that didn't keep him from offering a prediction when 200 fans gathered in his front yard Saturday evening: "Don't forget. On Nov. 26, we're gonna kick their ass."

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported from the rally, which saw fans walk to Tressel's home in a show of support following his forced resignation on Monday.

From the Plain Dealer story:

Dressed in an Ohio State shirt and black shorts, with an Ohio State flag flapping under an American flag on the flagpole in his yard, Tressel greeted the fans along with his wife Ellen, shaking their hands and posing for photos for about half an hour.

Fans sang several songs, including the favorite "We Don't Give a Damn for the Whole State of Michigan." At the conclusion of that song, Tressel told the crowd, 'Don't forget. On Nov. 26, we're gonna kick their ass."

Tressel also said he was born a Buckeye and would die a Buckeye. He left his position as the coach of the Buckeyes after 10 years, pressured to resign after committing serious NCAA violations that created a public relations storm for the university.

The Plain Dealer also has some video highlights from the rally.



Thu, Jun 9, 2011 : 3:52 a.m.

To al osu fans the party is over


Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 7:55 p.m.

Jim who ?


Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 3:48 p.m.

Well there have been more threads on here about OSU and THE VEST than Uof M and your so called magnificent new third choice coach and your revamped almighty team. It is obvious that you are afraid of what is going to happen. It has been all over SI and ESPN that Urban Meyer will be the coach of OSU in 2012 yes we will have to miss a couple bowl games and any chance at a NC but as you are aware or should be is the fact is Urban Meyer can go into the south and pretty much walk out with high powered recruits. YES their freshman and sophmore years will not matter as far as titles go. BUT they will still be putting up stats and by the time they are juniors and seniors that will be when it really matters. So yes we have done wrong and yes we will falter a little but be very afraid UofM because you will remain in the lower half of the BIG 10 for a long time. Yes your coaching job was raited #12 but even with all that is going on in Ohio we are still listed as the # 2 coaching job in America and that will bring big name coaches if if it is not Urban . And as far as Nov 26 I don't think Luke will hold backbut run the score up as high as he can because he has played in 4 of those games and hewants to pound his chest.

Solar Blue

Tue, Jun 7, 2011 : 2:57 a.m.

SupBuck - wow, thanks for all the detail, nice to see Ohio fans shifting gears to one of two scenarios: 1) Luke will run up the score in November, or 2) if he doesn't, all kinds of great candidates will be lining up for the Ohio job. OK, great for you! As stated earlier in this thread, the Wolverines are not afraid of Urban Meyer - they beat his heavily favored Gators in essentially a home game for them (Orlando) in Lloyd Carr's last game (fact - U of M - the ONLY Big Ten team with a winning percentage against the SEC). Remember Tressel was Osu's #6 or #7 choice, so quit beating the drum that Hoke was our #3 choice. Who cares? It is a process to interview and find the best fit. We Wolverine fans happen to like our selection and KNOW that we are headed back in the right direction with Coach Hoke.


Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 11:46 p.m.

jerry I think this will be the Hoke era . He was your 3rd choice but now he is the high and mighty. If he loses 5 games and one of them being to OSU about a 1/3 -1/2 of your fan base will be wanting his head on a platter by the end of 2012 if he loses 3 games and one of them being to OSU the next season it will be on that platter.

Terry Star21

Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 10:55 p.m.

The sad thing is, Luke knew about the cover up (keep watching the investigation news) and will be out by September 1st. Watch osu to return to the 3-11 record (1987-2000) for the next decade.

Jerry Rabe

Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 4:47 p.m.

A lot of what you said is true, but you missed the point superbuck. "T" was a cheater 20 years ago when he was an assistant at OSU, he was a cheater at Youngstown, and he becanme more blatent about cheating as a head coach at OSU. All this proves is that when you cheat and all your fans look the other way you win. Woody Hayes didn't cheat and the series split during the heyday of the series "the 10 year war". It was good for the rivalry and college football. Maybe OSU will continue to dominate the series, but I 'd rather loose and retain my integrity than cheat. But I doubt "M" will be as much a doormat as you brag about. And yes it may take a couple years for "M" to rebuild to where they are competitive, but that is the fun with honest competition vs win at any cost.

Basic Bob

Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 2:18 p.m.

I can't believe people are so worked up about this. Because he said they would some Wolverine butt? No one at Ohio State is cowering in fear of the University of Michigan. They lost one coach, Michigan changed the whole staff. You can figure another 3 years of rebuilding and weak recruiting, then Coach Hoke will be out.

Terry Star21

Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 10:53 p.m.

Agree, tressel lied, cheated, covered up using ineligible players for ten years - it's a disgrace to college football. Before he came (and cheated) osu was 3-11 from 1987-2000. Now that those 9 wins will be erased, osu is 3-21 with no hope for the future !


Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 2:29 p.m.

We're getting worked up because Tressel showed he continues to have his head up his a** by saying the Suckeyes will kick Michigan's this year. By the way, Hoke will only be out if he coaches by what he reads in Tressel's new life lessons book "Tats And Gats: A Year In The Life Of Jim Tressel."

Jerry Rabe

Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 1:49 p.m.

Tressel's comments were in poor taste. What bothers me more is that OSU fans are so tolerant - even supporting and defending obvious cheating. Michigan has always had a reputation for integrity, yet got nicked by cheating. U of M fired it's cheater - OSU stood by theirs until he was forced to quit. Read an article that nearly every SEC team is on probation. Cam Newton last year was a disgrace. What is motivating all this increase in cheating? Money! BCS is killing the college game. Participants in BCS games get huge payouts. The other minor bowls, maybe enough to cover expenses. Suggestion, even the playing field, have all participants of bowl games submit an expense account to BCS for expenses up to an approved level - say $2,000,000 per team. Then take all the other excess money and share evenly with all teams whether they make it a bowl or not. Kill the motivation to cheat.

Terrin Bell

Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 1:43 p.m.

Let me see if I get this right? Tressel resigns over lying about a relatively minor violation. Then some people need to rub dirt into the wound by marching in front of his house? Sometimes people are like vultures swarming around a carcass. The guy resigned. Give him a break.

Solar Blue

Tue, Jun 7, 2011 : 3:01 a.m.

Terrin, not sure you have the details right...the march of some 200 or so people was in SUPPORT of Tressell....all done out of the feeling that he was somehow wronged! Weird to think this could happen, but it is Ohio afterall.

Terry Star21

Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 10:49 p.m.

Minor, your joking right ? He used ineligible players, knew about it and lied about it ! The whole state of ohio is in serious denial, and more than likely will receive the worst penalties ever !

Jon Saalberg

Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 1:13 p.m.

God and dishonesty. What a combination. I've read a number of comments supporting this guy, which proves the Kool-Aid must be pretty potent down in Ohio. This is a man who cheated kids out of raffle prizes. How can you support someone like that?


Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 12:25 p.m.

@ Mojo- Just look back a couple of years ago for Lloyd Carr's last game and see what happened to Urban Meyer. Lloyd got the better of him!


Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 8:53 a.m.

Remember last year, when Ohio State was up by like a whole bunch, and they had the ball, and they were gonna score again, but tress made them neal down because he didnt want to beat Michigan by as many points as he did the year before, hoping to save the job of RR? Those were great times :')

Terry Star21

Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 10:46 p.m.

Remember last year, when tressel lied, covered up, cheated and used ineligible players just like he did the past 10 seasons.....yeah, the good times !


Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 10:40 p.m.

Love the Chris Farley-esque (SNL) comments. But this is a new day. It won't be the same broken record come November 2011.


Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 2:37 a.m.

It looks like OSU's dominant 9-1 run against UM will be bookended by Tressel's 'guarantees.' It started with his guarantee at that basketball game 10 years ago...and ENDED with this guarantee.

Terry Star21

Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 10:43 p.m.

AZ...remember the statute of limitations is five years - with NNCAA penalties, forfeitures, tressel ends up 4-6 against Michigan (although with a better law it should be 0-10).


Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 2:29 a.m.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer left off the end of the Jim Tressel quote. "Don't forget. On Nov. 26, we're gonna kick their ass... matter what it costs."

Terry Star21

Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 10:40 p.m.

Touchee !!!


Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 2:14 a.m.

Jim Tressel is a pathetic, simple little man and a LIAR. He is a disgrace and embarrassment to NCAA football. He finally got what was coming to him. The worst is that he PRETENDED to be a man of God. What a hypocrite!! GO BLUE!!!!!


Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 2:07 a.m.

I love it. A class act right to the end!! I wonder if he had his bible with him under that American flag in front of his yard.

Terry Star21

Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 1:07 a.m.

"Tressel also said he was born a Buckeye and would die a Buckeye". Did he also mention that he lied to the buckeye and he cheated the buckeye ? Don't think so. "Don't forget. On Nov. 26, we're gonna kick their @ss". Did he also mention that he was forced to resign or his @ss was going to be kicked out of ohio ? Don't think so. So, tressel continues to be dishonest with the buckeyes. Thought so. buckeyes, hang tough - you could return to being the team you were before tressel's arrival - honest, hardworking and impressive. But also, that team was 3-11 against Michigan (1987-2000). Let's all hope. MgoBlueForTiM !!!


Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 12:57 a.m.

Who's "we" in the "Dont forget" comment"? Is he getting together with a bunch of other former cheating coaches and players and having a game against Michigan? Your OUT "sweater-vest" so you don't count anymore with the team. Or don't you get it yet? You left the team in disgrace and shambles -- you get no credit from here forward and only blame!

Terry Star21

Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 1:09 a.m.

MyBoyBlue - I am sure there are loyal buckeyes and former osu players who just cringe at hearing that. These great people want nothing to do with tressel.

Terry Star21

Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 12:54 a.m.

Come on college fans, did you expect anything more from a cheating, dishonest liar ? What kind of a person would actually go see him off or listen to him lie to them more ? If osu should by chance beat Michigan in the future, it will be the first honest victory, without using ineligible/pro players in ten years. Just a horrible time now to be a buckeye fan. MgoBlueForTiM


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 11:51 p.m.

Say what you want Tressie, you will never walk the sidelines of a football field. You are a disgrace to your profession !


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 11:33 p.m.

Well Jim, does that help the OSU alumni to forget you were basically paying your players? Does that make recruiting a bit easier, too? For paid players on one side only, the games were awfully close...


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 10:58 p.m.

Time for some introspection. Who wants to win, and win now? ...................... I thought so.

1st Down

Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 10:18 p.m.

Small words from an even smaller man. Tressel attempts to use the same tired rhetoric to fire up the befuddled, ignorant masses in Ohio and cover up his disgraced exit in the process. Hitler did the same thing back in '32 and later in '45. This is Michigan. Go Blue. Keep talking Ohio...yours is coming soon.


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 9:35 p.m.

little buckeye trolls, Enjoy your crime filled memories of Tressel and the Buckeyes including the Fickle era where Luke pass on the plays from Tressel onto the field. However, UM will destroy the little buckeyes over and over and over. GO BLUE (good guys)!


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 9:20 p.m.

Hey Genetracy, wait for it.......blah blah blah. This little cheating streak you had is over! Get used to it, U-M will get back to building our win advantage over TSIO and everybody else once again. Get used to it, Hoke ain't messin' around, we are gonna win fairly and with class, learn about it, it will make you better people, you non U-M fans out there. I wanted to use different words, but I want my post to be posted, if you will. Go Blue, TiM!!!


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 8:37 p.m.

I will double down. Both MSU and OSU will humiliate UM this fall.


Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 9:07 p.m.

UM was 5-7 lasy year, and you guys expect them to go 9-2 in one year. They have no quarterback to fit Hoke's system. By humiliate, I mean double digits. It will depend how chartible Dantonio and OSU's interim coach will be. Michigan QUIT last year against OSU. Quit, stopped palying, ran scared. OSU will be on probation and the UM game will be their bowl game. Michigan will be lucky to be in the Motor City Bowl come December.

Terry Star21

Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 12:52 a.m.

Sorry - look for msu to return to little brother status and osu return to little sister status - things will be back to normal !

Solar Blue

Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 9:52 p.m.

Hey genietracy, You are dead wrong, the Wolverines will be a much better, more balanced team this year. You know it, and I know it. By humiliate do you mean win be 10, 20, or 30 or more? Losing five players for OSU, as valuable as they are to that team, I know that they have capable depth. MSU is not in the same class talent wise as OSU. Also, Michigan on the road at Sparty Stadium, an easy venue for the road team - nothing like playing in Columbus or Madsion in terms of crowd noise. I hate both teams, but OSU will still be a better team than MSU. I think Michigan will at a minimum split the two games, and not be embarrased in the one they lose. Go Blue!!


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 8:15 p.m.

Hallelujah, the Tressel Train has permanently been derailed. The sinner who cheated to be a winner, has now been exiled to LOSERSVILLE. Even so, Ohio's bragging never ceases. Their loudmouth tradition won't allow them to be quiet. Now they are shouting "Wait until Urban Meyer becomes our new head coach!" Why can't these whiney argumentative people just learn to be humble? How many scandals must come to light before the school down south discovers they are truly obnoxious holding to so many worthless opinions?


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 7:47 p.m.

CheaterVest should just disappear and not open his mouth any more. If he truly loves his Buckeyes than he would stop continuing to tarnish their declining image by shooting his mouth off. Michigan beating TSIO this November in Ann Arbor is about as sure a thing as there this coming season. They're season will be in disarray from the beginning with a brand new QB to break in, the massive storm clouds of NCAA penalties hanging over them, a new coach, and every team out to take their shot at them. The winds of change are blowing hard in the Buckeyes' faces!


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 6:44 p.m.

KeepitReal indeed! I suspect ohio will enjoy an uplifting year. Jim Tressel is gone and it's a new day and opportunity for ohio to regain the most valuable thing the bucs ever achieved in their football history, their integrity.


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 6:21 p.m.

Prediction. OSU will beat UM this fall. Tressel just sent a psychological message to his team. It's us against the world. Look for OSU to have one of the best seasons of all teams in the B10.

Terry Star21

Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 12:50 a.m.

I feel your extreme pain, maybe sometime decades from know you will have a team to be proud and cheer.


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 4:50 p.m.

Nothing enjoyable about ohio's demise which does affect Michigan adversly and nothing exciting about the last 3 years of Michigan football which affected ohio adversly. Here's hoping Mich. gets back to what Mich. football is all about, integrity and good, solid football. I found no pleasure in the demise of Rich Rodriguez nor the current demise of Jim Tressel followed by the inevitable split in the fan base. The big two have suddenly become the little two in the big ten and the sooner the ship gets righted the better for the big ten and college ball as a whole. I think Mich. is on the road to recovery and should set an example to ohio and let's begin that example by not kicking ohio while their down. There is much more to these great Universities than just football which really is just a footnote to these great academic institutions.


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 2:41 p.m.

@ kswolverine ....So was he cheating by saying he ate Wheeties when he really ate Cheerios...............?


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 2:38 p.m.

ohio state might kick Michigan's butt this coming year but Jim Tressel is not going to.


Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 4:59 p.m.

Maybe so Mojo - but the Buckeyes will be sporting a lot less tattoos this season


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 4:59 p.m.

Oddly enough -only Tressel will be missing - it will be players fully recruited by Tressel using a Tresseal Offense and Defense and using all other Tressel hand picked coaches and coordinators. The Bucks will likely destroy M and by perhaps 20-30 points. Just based on talent+size alone. I think another 10 years will have to pass before Michigan can really get past the loss to Appalachian State.


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 2:31 p.m.

What else is he going to say when a lynch mob shows up at his door steps, "Ohio is going to loose to Michigan"?

Edward R Murrow's Ghost

Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 2:22 p.m.

CI wrote: "You posters are so PARTISAN. If he were your guy who had beaten Ohio State so many years in a row, you'd all be cheering him." Yes, because that's EXACTLY how Michigan basketball fans responded when the program found itself deep in scandal due to the actions and lack thereof of its coach. [sarcasm button to "off"] CI wrote: "Tressel may not be on sidelines during the next Michigan / Ohio game, but which one of you wants to be a single dollar against the proposition that if he is not already on an NFL sideline, he will be in the broadcast booth on that day in November and making far more than he was in Columbus." And that "The Vest" might be on ESPN in the fall or on the sidelines of another team tells us more about whomever might hired this hypocritical religious zealot than it does about those in A2 who are criticizing him. It also tells us about the relativistic values of the person who made the post. Good Night and Good Luck

Terry Star21

Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 12:48 a.m.

I say as long as tressel is in college sports, I wish him the best of luck !


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 2:20 p.m.

Keep talking Blue fans. Your 2011 football team has not accomplished anything. You are providing great bulletin board material for an 80 point humiliation from the Buckeyes this November.

Terry Star21

Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 12:47 a.m.

Really...your football team sure has accomplished something. It is going down in record books for receiving the worst NCAA football penalties in history, and will be remembered and written about for the next 20 years

Ron Granger

Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 1:50 p.m.

Jim Tressel, just another criminal vessel.

Terry Star21

Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 12:44 a.m.

Good job - that's the best one I've heard ! Better get a t-shirt going !

Chase Ingersoll

Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 1:42 p.m.

You posters are so PARTISAN. If he were your guy who had beaten Ohio State so many years in a row, you'd all be cheering him. Tressel may not be on sidelines during the next Michigan / Ohio game, but which one of you wants to be a single dollar against the proposition that if he is not already on an NFL sideline, he will be in the broadcast booth on that day in November and making far more than he was in Columbus.

Terry Star21

Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 12:43 a.m. long as he never-ever has anything to do with college sports !

John B.

Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 5:35 p.m.

Stop the baby madness!

Tim Belcher

Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 2:58 p.m.

I'll take that bet.


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 2:21 p.m.

He definitely will not be anywhere making more than the traceable $3.5 M and who knows how much untraceable $ he received.


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 1:58 p.m.

Its cute that you think everyone on ESPN is making more than three million dollars a year.


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 1:28 p.m.

Michigan vs ohio state. It used to bother me that osu fans were such classless jerks but i repected their program. I wanted to believe they were the yardtick for us to measure ourselves. After maurice clarets problems i still wanted to think it was a blip and not the screen. Now i look at the past years and it makes me angry. The rivaly is now more right vs wrong than ever. OlieO state will never have class as witnessed by their unexplainable loyalty to a lying cheat. Oh how i DESPISE ohio state!


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 1:22 p.m.

Will the Buckeyes being using eligible players this year?

Jake Church

Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 12:25 p.m.

Come on Theo, that was a joke right? I thought you were better than that.


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 11:56 a.m.

Still, I'll take cheating if it means more wins. Obviously, all the good teams cheat, and until they figure out how to stop it (never gonna happen), cheating teams will always win Crystal. With everyone doing it, it's not really cheating. All the Crystal winners over the last decade or so will eventually have their titles vacated, but AT THE MOMENT when they hoisted Crystal all was right with the world. And that's what we want here at Michigan. Doesn't matter how we get there, either the honest (backwards) way, or the right way.

Terry Star21

Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 12:41 a.m.

Theo......what ??????????????

1st Down

Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 10:21 p.m. we know why your love for Rich Rod never dies...your classlessness prevails...hey Theo move to Columbus and start supporting that team...we dont want you pretending to support Michigan.


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 7:21 p.m.

Finally! Theo, I hadn't sensed one iota of your old sarcasm in your comments for a really, really long time! I was beginning to think you actually meant what you said in your comments. It's good to see the old Theo back now. Keep the sarcasm up, man, and Go Blue!

Tim Belcher

Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 2:58 p.m.

Theo, if that is your attitude please find another team to root for. The "everybody does it" routine is why our nation is where it is today. You probably believe "Greed is Good" too.


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 11:40 a.m.

If you thought Tressel torn up Michigan, wait till Urban Meyer shows up at OSU for 2012, and the next installment of the 9-1 decade.


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 1:51 p.m.

Fact: Urban Meyer with Tim Tebow at the helm, in the state of Florida no less, lost to Lloyd Carr and Chad Henne. Fact: Before Tressel and his shenanigans, Michigan owned OSU. Fact: Bo Schembechler vs. Woody Hayes had a 1 game advantage. For you own sanity, please do not think this 9-1 thing is going to happen again in your lifetime.


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 1:24 p.m.

If Meyer comes in to pick up the shattered pieces he won't last a decade. Oh, and Michigan took his best shot and slapped him upside the head.

Solar Blue

Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 12:20 p.m.

Michigan is not afraid of Urban Meyer, remember that the Wolverines upset Meyer's Gators when the Gators were heavily favored. That victory by Michigan was with a pro-style offense with versatile personnel and a good tackling, hard hitting defense, Sure sounds like where the Wolverines are headed back to for whoever coaches O-lie-O state.


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 11:40 a.m.

Tressel should enjoy that last moment he had with those fans. When the NCAA gets done with Ohio St I highly dough he'll be allowed back on Campus. I'm thinking they'll lose their bowl victory last yr along with their share of the Big Ten Title. Ohio St should be banned from a few bowl games for the next couple of yrs and lose out on some scholarships.. This turmoil that the LYING Tressel has been caught at could hurt Ohio St football program for the next 3, 4 years... So good luck Mr. Jim Tressel your coaching days in the Big Ten are done.


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 11:19 a.m.

Further proof that winning is all that matters to Tressel. He should go back to reading scripture and rigging raffles.


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 10:54 a.m.

For decades, Notre Dame has had it rallying cry: "Win one for the Gipper!". Now The Olentangy Stench University has a similar cry" "Win one for the Gypper!!"


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 10:37 a.m.

I think the best way for Wolverine fans to react to this is simply to treat it like the non news worthy item it is. If some guy who used to be involved with that school down south wants to shout his mouth off, let him, it makes no difference on the field, which is where it matters.


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 8:52 a.m.

Not that Hoke and the Wolverines need any more incentive yet I'd like a reporter to interview Tressel on TV right after UM has beaten OSU so we all can see him breaking down and crying uncontrollably. GO BLUE!


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 8:55 a.m.

Correction: "...has beaten OSU into complete and utter submission..." :)


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 8:51 a.m.

Thank you Jimmy for providing more incentive for Hoke and the Wolverines! Tressel knows (beating) Michigan made him rich and set for life so all he has to do is to keep himself popular with his fans is by deriding UM from time to time. Michigan 24 Fickle Buckeyes 21

Nic schweigert

Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 8:23 a.m.

Just goes to show how classesless tressel really is. Forced to resign and still talking big. Tressel needs to shut up and crawl into his school from the south hole. Can't wait for the big blue to get back to glory days to shut up all those ugly scarlet and grey fans. No more cheating=no more winning in Colombus. Go blue

NC Wolverine 20

Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 2:36 p.m.

The fact that the cheating has now been exposed does not change the fact the Buckeyes are loaded with talent. My Wolverines, OTOH, are re-building. While I think that UM has its best chance in the last 3 or 4 years of beating OSU in 2011, a UM victory would still qualify as a major upset.


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 4:39 a.m.

3,959 days since Ohio State's last clean victory.


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 4:34 a.m.

He really doesn't care, does he? He exploited his players, he made his money, and now he leaves OSU as arrogant as ever. Tressel would have never had the chance to resign at the UofM; he would have been fired. Now that's the Michigan Difference!


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 2:53 a.m.

This guy is everything that's wrong with college athletics. He's a cereal cheater and has been for years, Everything he did at that other school is a fraud. He cheated his way to the top and he couldn't stop. Worst of all, he hides behind the Bible. What a hypocrite!!!


Mon, Jun 6, 2011 : 6:33 p.m.

Hope this guy wasn't a Michigan grad. Wouldn't bode well for the English Department.

John B.

Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 5:29 p.m.

"cereal cheater, as in turning Trix?" Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids. Nah, he's just cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 2:19 p.m.

cereal cheater, as in turning Trix?


Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 2:23 a.m.

Jim Tressel, man of God, uses classy words right up to the end... of his disgrace and embarrassment of OSU, the Big Ten, and NCAA football.

David Briegel

Sun, Jun 5, 2011 : 1:53 a.m.

Bye Bye Jim! Don't let the door hit ya! Maybe 2 honest guys can restore the lustre.