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I'm curious how the Vol fanbase would react to Tressel being named the next head coach.
Better than if Petrino were named coach!
Considering we are on probation, and it was just extended (all due to the sins of Kiffin and Co.), I don't think Tressel would play well at all. We don't need to do anything to get the attention of the NCAA.
Besides, why hire a coach who couldn't coach the first five games of his first season? It makes no sense.
Would rather have petrino no ncaa problems and you know he can win in the sec what can tressel do
I think we're going to do better than Petrino. Hart talked about hiring a coach with "integrity." You can't find any of that on his motorcycle.
See, now, i go and promise that i have posted my last Tressel post, and you go and start this thread. sigh. Ill repeat. this particular fan would be pretty dang happy. i've probably posted a dozen times on other threads about Tressel. He's a proven winner in a big time conference, with a national championship to his credit, 7 conference titles and 7 top 5 finishes at OSU, and is an elite recruiter. I understand the disadvantages. He would miss the first 5 weeks and bowl game. And that's fair. However, Im willing to live with that to get a coach of his caliber with his resume. National championship coaches with his proven track record arent falling from the sky. People apparently have forgotten what a dominant coach he was. He is not a carpet bagger like Petrino, so I'd think he would be loyal and be here for a while. Plus, i think he learned his lesson following the tattoo gate that led to his demise at OSU. If Tressel had no NCAA issues, he would be No. 1 on practically every schools coaching search list (course, he'd still be at OSU too..). So if that's the case, what we have to ask is are the NCAA troubles a deal breaker for someone who is practically guaranteed to get your program back in the national championship picture? For me, given what I understand he did wrong at OSU, it's not.
If we just dont want to hire a guy with a history with the NCAA, i understand that, and i have no problem with that. HOWEVER, if we hire Petrino with his character issues, and dont consider Tressel, THEN, Ill be disappointed. Im not going to say what others have said, that I would turn in my VFL card if Petrino were hired, I'd still support whoever is the coach, but i would do it holding my nose for Petrino. I just think Tressel's transgressions, even though they involved NCAA violations, and Petrino's did not, are less morally questionable.
Now that's it. my absolute last post in support of Tressel.
until my next post supporting him.
UT's already on probation so I don't think Tressel would be a good fit.
I was born and raised in Columbus...been around Ohio State football my whole life...
Tressel would be a solid hire, but obviously impossible due to the fact Tennessee fired Pearl for essentially the same thing....but don't kid yourselves, Tressel isn't the Mr. Rogers guy that his image used to portray. He's had NCAA issues ever since his Youngstown St. days.
All that said, the guy is a very solid football coach...but IMO his record is a little inflated because he beat up on a pathetic B10 at Ohio State.
I know, I know..I contradicted myself a million times in this post lol
"Count it down with me. Five, four, three, two, one.
The national champion is clad in Big Orange!"
First- couch burning
Second- record number of orange sweater-vests sold
I can only speak for me, but my answer is:
He is a cheater and we don't need that.
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