Ohio St. blogger Johnathan Franz from Off Tackle Empire gives his take on how Ohio St. handled the Tressel mess:
Anything who watched the March 8th press conference couldn’t help but conclude that: 1. College football drives the bus at Ohio State, and the school owes a considerable portion of its national reputation to its performance on the gridiron and 2. Jim Tressel is one of the best college football coaches in the sport and the university can’t afford to abandon the goose that lays the golden eggs. Nevermind what he does to its good name in the process.
Franz wonders if cutting Tressel loose would lessen the eventual punishment from the NCAA. But more importantly, as an alum, Franz is worried about the damage done to the legacy of one of college football’s most storied programs.