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Totally agree. We need to recruit at a high level. If we take an up and comer we won't. Tressel can flat out coach and would bring in really good players. I think you take the risk.
I WANT WINNERS!
3. Is completely false, the players did get tats for gear. This all came to light from a sep DEA investigation in which a columbus based Att was consulting with the tat artist Rife and while at the parlor noticed all the gear. He then notified OSU and the cover up begain. There was no funneling of drug money to players! Still wrong none the less! As far as paying players thru shady means, the players made bad choices and were punished accordingly. Their att still maintains with cell phone records that they were present, they just didn't report their hours correctly.
Dude, if you believe your statement #3 is correct then you need to review the facts. OSU players were not being paid by a Columbs drug dealer, you've got the facts wrong, I hope you go back and research the issue and realize the error of your statement, but in true Penn State fashion, you'll probably think you have it all right and go on believing what you wrote. Maybe Penn State should of looked deeper at their own issue and could of spared a lot of people a lot of hurt.
For any PSU fan, alum to refer to another program as shady is laughable!
I think Tressel would be interested and deserves a call and offer at the least. And the fact that Penn State was able to go through a coaching search after Paterno is ridiculous
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They did not get caught cheating....there were no unfair advantages gained for what went down. What ocurred was a lot worse and we should have been punished fully agreed, but they ran a clean program from a football and ncaa compliance perspective.
So your basically saying that NCAA would consider this a slap in the face?
Penn St had to get death penalty. Now NCAA is even more of a farce. No scandal I hope will ever be able to touch what happened there and the university will forever be immediately connected to Sandusky. The fact they played this year is a shame in my opinion
I think he's a great coach, but would want to understand. Just saying there are questions - not saying absolutely don't hire him.
"Edward Rife was sentenced to three years in federal prison today on drug trafficking and money laundering charges.
Rife is the tattoo parlor owner who traded tattoos and money for memorabilia from Ohio State football players.
Five players, including star QB Terrelle Pryor, were suspended by the NCAA for the scandal.
Pryor was eventually forced out of the school, and head coach Jim Tressel also left after his cover-up attempt was uncovered by NCAA investigators.
According to prosecutors, Rife was a big-time marijuana dealer in Columbus.
"I don't care about trinkets, I don't care about Ohio State, I don't care about the players," a prosecutor told the AP. "I care about the drugs."
The OSU players were not involved in Rife's drug operation, and there was no specific evidence that Rife used drug money to pay football memorabilia from players."
Read more: http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-10-26/sports/30323668_1_drug-operation-jim-tressel-tattoo-parlor-owner#ixzz2EKLortjB
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