In Defense of My Coach

By Jason Priestas on June 3, 2011 at 11:23a

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Maestro's picture

Great write up.

vacuuming sucks

Conroy's picture

One of the best things I've heard regarding all of this madness.

gravey's picture

Tupac and Tressel?

cal3713's picture

Yeah, read this folks.


My favorite quote:

"Do I think Coach Tress was in the dark about the alleged ongoing violations by his players? No way. I always thought that man knew everything.  My freshman year he approached me, a mere walk-on back-up punter, and asked me how my parents and two sisters were doing.  He referred to them all by name! We had about 120 players on the team and he knew every person in all 120 immediate families.  He knew because he cared. "

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

I have mixed feelings about this. 

If he knew about the violations and wanted to handle it in-house with his old-school methods, I get that.  But why not suspend the players for the first few games of the season? This is where my belief in Tressel is challanged.  If he was not trying to skirt the rules and just wanted to teach them some life lessons, thats fine. BUT why couldnt suspensions be a part of that lesson?

I know hindsight is 20/20.

Buckeye born and bred. Buckeye til I'm dead.

Irricoir's picture

I agree with that statement.

I think he didn't want the mistakes of a few to cripple the experience of the remainder. yeah there was the personal desire to win but I refuse to think JT was so introverted.

This is one of the best things I read from the players. I want everyone to know how much pressure JT put on these young men to be just that. Men!

He made a mistake. He will always regret it. We will always regret it. But he is much more than that.

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.