Report: Tressel Resigns As OSU Football Coach

COLUMBUS, Ohio (KDKA) – Ohio State University’s football program has come under fire recently and now, they’ll be searching for a new head coach.

According to a report in The Columbus Dispatch, head coach Jim Tressel has resigned from his position.

Assistant coach Luke Fickell is expected to serve as the team’s interim head coach for the upcoming season.

Tressel was already facing a five-game suspension for withholding information from the school’s compliance office as well as the NCAA.

In December, six players on the team sold jerseys and other memorabilia to a tattoo parlor in Columbus, Ohio.

Tressel claimed he knew nothing about the incident at the time.

In January, an e-mail from a former player surfaced that showed Tressel knew about players being linked to the tattoo parlor since last April.

According to the terms of his contract, Tressel was required to share that e-mail with the compliance office, but failed to do so.

He was suspended for two games and fined $250,000. The players involved were suspended for five games.

Tressel requested that his suspension be increased to five so that it would be equal to his players’ suspension.

Under Tressel, the Buckeyes have reached a BCS bowl game in each of the last six seasons and won the national title in 2002.


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  • offalabaster

    Who gives a rat ass what he does.the only people that care about OSU is the alums and some of the people in OHIO

  • 2059

    Yeah !! He resigned like the knot head at Pitt did. HA HA !!

  • Brad

    Good ! The dude BLATANTLY cheated while he was there. We should have seen it when he played Maurice clarett. They should do some checking deeper, and take away A LOT of wins. I knowncollege football is one of the most corrupt businesses going but you still can’t blatantly CHEAT. Like tressel. And on a side note, boy will this shut up the most annoying college football fans in the country, the clowns from Ohio state.

  • jeff

    Brad, I couldn’t agree more. These fans are complete idiots who idolize a freakin’ nut for a mascot. To fuel the fire all of Ohio’s pro teams suck so everyone is always on the OSU bandwagon.

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