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Once upon a time, busted coaches got whacked

Posted on: March 8, 2011 8:31 pm
Edited on: March 8, 2011 8:35 pm
First Bruce Pearl. Now Jim Tressel.

Used to be, when a coach was caught red-handed -- caught cheating and then lying, as Pearl was; or caught knowing about potential violations and sitting on that knowledge, as Jim Tressel did -- the coach was fired.

Now, though, a suspension is the flavor of the day. If the coach is good enough, that is.

Pearl? He's good. So he was suspended eight games. Tressel? He's sensational. So he was suspended two.

Weak. Soft. Transparent.

Bruce Pearl wasn't fired, and you know why? Because he makes money for Tennessee. Jim Tressel wasn't fired, and you do know why: Because he makes a lot of money for Ohio State.

Believe anything else, and you're every bit as stupid as those schools think all of us are.

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Since: Mar 13, 2011
Posted on: March 13, 2011 9:50 pm

Once upon a time, busted coaches got whacked

My comments were directed toward comments of "paultressl" regarding wild charges about LSUs football program.

Since: Mar 13, 2011
Posted on: March 13, 2011 9:47 pm

Once upon a time, busted coaches got whacked

You must have been educated at "the" OSU.  You may be intelligent, but you are enormously ignorant when you throw out accusations that have no basis in fact.

Les Miles booted our QB (Ryan Perralloux, MVP in the SEC Championship game----you know, the SemiFinals for the National Championship) off of the LSU Tiger squad because of run ins for fighting and disturbances with the Baton Rouge Police.

Consequently, we have played the last two seasons without a QB.  If Tressel and tOSU had any integrity, you guys would have had the opportunity to try and finally beat an SEC team (Arkansas) in the Sugar Bowl without your quarterback. So what is it you want to "ask Louisiana State about regarding off the field problems".

Tressel, the Vest, doesn't have one-tenth of the integrity that LSU Coach Les Miles, the Hat, has in leading a clean program. You need to inform yourself, before spouting off with nonsense.

Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2011 7:52 pm

Once upon a time, busted coaches got whacked

what comes around goes around. auburn got away with a crime that this site tried to ignore all the while they were bashing on programs they thought were easy prey. now ITS YOUR TURN. cant wait to hear the excuse of the ethic brothers and twist this into an innocent little coverup too. 
goes around time! time to defend auburn. AGAIN!  only this time nobody is buying your pity excuses while crucifying others

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: March 11, 2011 10:55 am

Once upon a time, busted coaches got whacked

Newsflash for you.  The kids should not have even been on the field for the first four games of last season.  IF the NCAA knew what Tressel was hiding, the kids would have been suspended, just like AJ Green from UGA.  Tressel knew this, so he lied.  tOSU used ineligible players for every game during the season, so they cheated.  UGA would not have lost three of their first four games last year if Green would have played, but he did not.  The tat-5 did play, so tOSU will lose games because of that.  All of these excuses are so transparently ridiculous the whole country is laughing at tOSU and their excuses.  It is time to quit covering for the lies and cheating, admit it, and move along.  Defending this just makes the whole tOSU nation look bad, when most understand the severity of what happened.  It is always the loudmouths that make a fanbase look bad. 

Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: March 11, 2011 10:31 am

Once upon a time, busted coaches got whacked

gekarl . Thanks for bringing this OSU thing into proper light. The kids were already at OSU. At no time did OSU gain any competitive advantage from this event(s). The NCAA is monitoring the kids and coaches personal lives. How did this affect the final score of one game? They did not receive benefits , booster monies or help with anything. They sold trinkets so they would have cash in their pockets to keep up with their friends at OSU that don't have to work out and spend hours a week on their second "job" without pay. They made a bad choice as to whom they sold to ,  but nonetheless this did not help on the field. If they were found to use that money to convince a recruit to come to OSU, that may be different.
In regards to Tressel. He seemed concerned for the kids safety after having their names linked to a drug investigation. Once again how did his failure to report a personal e-mail affect the final score of any game at any time. It didn't. OSU has come across as arrogant over the past few years but these violations are so minor in comparison to some of the others that have gone unpunished (CN). The fact that these kids are already paying a huge price that will change their futures  , enough is enough.  
To all the columnists piling on OSU because they call themselves The Ohio State University your work is so poorly researched and written you couldn't get into The Ohio State University based on your body of work. Try being impartial as a reporter/news person should and look at the entire situation before making accusations and final determinations.

Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2011 4:51 am

Once upon a time, busted coaches got whacked

I love the ethics brothers of milk dudd and doyeliet...yet we have the biggest cheating scam of idiocy deciding our national championship game and THATS okay to them???  the pick and choose brothers of hypocrisy. how about we crown a REAL champion WHO actually deserves to play in it after we fire all these cheating coaches they are spouting off on?  and dont forget to fire all the suc ones who are cheating too, ethic bros. im guessing EVERY SINGLE LAST suc cheating coach which would probably include every last one of them. but then of course what would the ethic bros write about after that? the iowa missouri bowl recap we are still waiting for ????????

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: March 10, 2011 4:49 pm

Once upon a time, busted coaches got whacked

If John Calipari can continue to coach in the NCAA nothing short of a murder scandal will get anyone else ousted from college sports. 
You're a USC fan, right?  Odd you've never heard of Tim Floyd or Pete Carroll.  Google those names and then come on here and talk about how you suspect other schools' coaches cheat.'ve got a set of big brass ones.

Since: Feb 3, 2007
Posted on: March 10, 2011 12:17 pm

Once upon a time, busted coaches got whacked

Michigan fans are really sorry that we make young men work too hard.  OSU fans are really sorry that their coach let genuine compassion for a young man's welfare affect his tenacious adherance to the NCAA rule book.  Yes, both were violations of the rules, but neither one affect the outcome of any game.  May the NCAA find these sorts of problems in the Big Ten schools more often, because it just doesn't make me feel real bad that some football players felt pressured to work extra hard - its the Midwest - all of us work hard. I won't limit a man's compassion when the outcome of the game is not at stake. OSU's response was appropriate; it shouldn't be swept under the rug.  Brady Hoke is right- Tressel is a good man and we want him to stay in the Big Ten.  (They should have kept Steve Fisher too.)

Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2011 7:55 pm

Once upon a time, busted coaches got whacked

If John Calipari can continue to coach in the NCAA nothing short of a murder scandal will get anyone else ousted from college sports. 

Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2011 6:34 pm

Once upon a time, busted coaches got whacked

This latest scandal brings up the question of whether the entire college football landscape is dirty,or this is common practice until you get busted for it?  All the finger pointers have no room to talk.  It`s not just osu that has a few skeletons in the closet.  It`s a college football tradition. Once a school turns things around on the field, major problems off the field are sure to follow. That's been the case for many of college football's recent powerhouse programs since the 1980s and it holds true today. Just ask Oklahoma, Miami, Florida State and Washinngton, along with USC, Louisiana State, Penn State, Alabama and Florida. They have all experienced college football's ugly tradeoff when winning and character issues clash.  It`s turning out to be very similiar to steroids in baseball in that it seems across the board people are being revealed just about every 5 minutes to have participated in doing it. Kinda tough to not want to bend the rules a little if you can whilest other teams are doing it with no penalty and tremendous success.  For the most part it ends up being a slap on the hand depending on how much winning is going on.  Regardless the NCAA is in a lose lose situation.  It could come down with the hammer looking like hypocrites after allowing ohio state to play in the sugar bowl,or not do much and get criticised for being favorable to big schools.  All in all the entire college football world is a very very dirty game.

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