Buckeye Clips: Tressel Presser Post Mortem


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Just less than a week ago, Jim Tressel had protected his reputation to the tune of being known as one of the cleanest, kindest and most professional coaches and life teachers in the country.

Now, he is under heavy scrutiny from local and national media alike. After information was obtained on who was emailing Jim Tressel, the sound off has begun.

Let’s roll the Clips.

Clipped from: www.cleveland.com (share this clip)

It was hard to tell if Tressel were being disciplined or enshrined in The Hall of Fame at The Ohio State University. The only way this press conference could’ve gone worse for TOSU is if Charlie Sheen had been asked to stand in for Gee and if he said the following:

• “I don’t have time for [the NCAA’s] judgment and their stupidity and you know they lay down with their ugly wives in front of their ugly children and look at their loser lives and then they look at [OSU] and they say, ‘I can’t process it.’ Well, no, you never will. … Stop trying, just sit back and enjoy the show. You know?”

• “From my big beautiful warlock brain, welcome to ‘Buckeyes Korner.’ … You’re either in Coach Tressel’s corner, or you’re with the trolls.”

• “I am on a drug. It’s called Jim Tressel.”

• “Jim has a different constitution. Jim has a different brain; Jim has a different heart; Jim’s got tiger blood, man.”

• “Coach Tressel has defeated this earthworm with his words. Imagine what he would have done with his fire-breathing fists.”

• “Jim is dealing with fools and trolls and soft targets. It’s just strafing runs in his underwear before his first cup of coffee. He doesn’t have time for these clowns.”

• “Sorry, man, but Coach has got magic. He’s got poetry in his fingertips. Most of the time — and this includes naps — he’s an F-18, bro. And he will destroy you in the air. He will deploy his ordnance to the ground.”

• “Boom, crush. Night, losers. Winning, duh.”

From www.cleveland.com (share this quote)

Bud Shaw put his spin on things for the Cleveland Plain Dealer this morning. Above is his thoughts on President Gee’s impression during the press conference in which he pretty much showed what actually runs the school. I think it’s safe to say being compared to Charlie Sheen at this hour is the ultimate slap in the face and the ultimate disrespect towards someone’s sanity.

Ohio State fans are not as surprised as others from Gee’s words. He has always spoke with a sarcastic demeanor. That doesn’t mean it’s excusable by any means. The President, whether best friends or complete enemies with the head football coach, represents the university as a whole.

What a poor representation.

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It was a moment of gratification for those who have scoffed at the pristine image of Tressel and chafed at the notion that Ohio State was some kind of bastion of wholesomeness amid a landscape of malfeasance. By yesterday morning, the theme of hypocrisy was ringing loudest throughout the world of college football. Quotes from Tressel, athletic director Gene Smith and OSU president E. Gordon Gee were being kicked around the Internet.

Tressel: “I don’t think less of myself at this moment.”

Smith: “We trust him implicitly.”

Gee: “I’m just hoping the coach doesn’t dismiss me.”

In the coming days and weeks, what will resound are the questions. The news conference, strange as it was, provided few answers – or, at least, it provided few answers that didn’t raise more questions

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Micheal Arace at the Dispatch puts in his thoughts on the presser and current situation. His commentary wonders how nothing was necessarily answered and that more questions have been raised.

Agreed completely.

The answers will come as they may, but it’s frustrating to be walked around a subject.

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Tressel’s desire to keep the law in mind probably would not surprise most followers of the seemingly straight-laced coach. Maybe these violations shouldn’t have either.

From www.thelantern.com (share this quote)

Has there ever been a time until now that Tressel’s trust has been in question? Blake Williams at The Lantern discusses the situation clearly through his eyes. Jim Tressel might just be the man behind the mask. Maybe us fans never saw the hints, we bought into his personality.

Now we are questioning what’s real and what’s made up. We are trying to put together our own formula on solving who coach Tressel really is. At the end of the day, no matter what anyone says, it’s about winning.

Now OSU might have to pay the price.