OSU's Nightmare May Just Be Beginning

Off-the-cuff Memorial Day musings on the ramifications of the announcement that Ohio State has accepted the resignation of head football coach Jim Tressel.

Today is a day for mixed emotions. On Memorial Day when our thoughts should be with those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to make this country so great, instead those of us who reside in the Buckeye Nation must struggle with our emotions as Ohio State announces it has accepted the resignation of Jim Tressel.

Unlike many in my profession, I wish it had never come to this and I will remain unconvinced Tressel had to go. Already this morning, the great philosopher Brent Musberger has opined that Tressel's resignation will not mitigate pending NCAA sanctions against the OSU program. Musberger believes the NCAA will hit the Buckeyes with similar penalties as the ones handed down to USC that include vacated seasons, reduction of scholarships and a postseason ban.

Based upon the outside chance that Musberger isn't conjuring his opinion out of thin air, why did the Ohio State Board of Trustees feel the need to pressure university president Dr. E. Gordon Gee and athletic director Gene Smith for Tressel's resignation? And why did Gee and Smith accept it?

Read the rest by clicking on this link: Rea's Day Blog: May 30.

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