Tis the season for rumors and innuendo! Hark the herald bloggers sing of what could be, might be but probably isn't.
Earlier today, according to Chicago Now's Daily Sports Tab
two sources that are very close to recruiting at prominent
universities confirmed that Jim Tressel will no longer be the head
football coach at Ohio State University after the Sugar Bowl against Arkansas.
Despite Tressel's phenomenal record
in Columbus (well, his record vs. everyone not in the SEC anyway) this
story was believable considering that 1.) The number one public
relations rule for releasing "bad news," do it at times when most people
are likely to distracted by the weekend 2.) Big changes like this often occur at times of crisis (the "Shock Doctrine") and we all learned on Thursday about the Ohio State Buckeyes being rocked by harsh suspensions to their star players for 2011.
Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith tweeted this at 6:42 PM CT
So for now, the rumors are inherently discredited. There could very well
be a spark of fire behind the smoke somewhere. But if anything were to
happen regarding this situation, it's not going to come out until after
the Sugar Bowl. So take anything you hear about Tressel leaving these
days with a grain of salt.
Actually, take that salt and help clear the roads with it. We need to get back from our holiday parties safely.
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