Ken Gordon of the Dispatch has written an excellent article about The Vest's impact on the Ohio State program. Taken with the recent Times article on Tressel, the Gordon piece naturally does a better job of pointing out some of the upward trends of issues the Times piece was critical of. The Vest is a proponent of putting accountability in the locker room and as a result, Alex Boone's arrest for DUI is the only legal blemish for the squad in the past 19 months. Not bad at all. We also find out that last quarter, OSU had 23 players earn All-Big Ten academic honors, the most in the league.
This seems to be the season that the national press has finally woken up to just how good of a big game coach Tressel is. If he can continue with the improvements to the program's image, we'll have that 180' statue of The Vest going up in downtown Columbus in no time.