Gene Smith Considered Leaving Ohio State

October 4, 2012 at 1:38p    by Kyle Rowland    
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Grayskullsession's picture

Was it because Tressel wanted to fire him?

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Alhan's picture

Bazinga!

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TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

Old news to me. I'm just glad that he is still there. I was anti-Gene like many of you until I spoke with some of my friends in the Athletic Department and even Mrs. Posey. After I got the whole story, I came to support Gene. And I became even sadder over how the Tressel situation was handled. If Gene had been allowed to handle it his way instead of the way certain Trustees wanted him to handle it, there's a good chance Tressel is still coaching. The more I talk to my friends close tot he situation, the more I realize a national championship in 2011 would have been a reality if the situation was allowed to be handled the way Gene intended. 

yrro's picture

Are you allowed to give any information on how he wanted to handle it?

drumsontheside's picture

I too, would like to hear this, as I am not a big Gene fan at the moment.

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faux_maestro's picture

Also interested.

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BED's picture

+1

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hodge's picture

Cold blodded, BED, cold blooded.

BED's picture

Def. upvoted that pun.

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TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

I would love to, because it really makes me weep for Tress. But I'm just not comfortable disseminating this sort of information over the Internet. I'd be happy to explain in person if I ever run into any of you at a tailgate or 11W event. Just don't want to post it up here.

highwire's picture

MNC in 2011 vs. Reality of 2011 season...ouch...I think I need to sit down.

yrro's picture

Still don't understand how he didn't lose his job. Even beyond the incredible lack of oversight with the Tatgate scandal and the horrendous mis-handling of the process aftewards, Smith has always had no respect for tradition or college athletics. He has no love for the band (not wanting to send them to bowl games or away games, working to reduce the time they get on the field), opposed moving the students court side, and is behind all of the ridiculous commercialism you see at OSU now - the bad piped in music and giant advertisements at the Schott, and the stupid Nike "throw back" uniforms.
I once was able to speak with him for a few minutes at a basketball game. I said something like "It's a beautiful arena, but it just never has the same energy as St. John's." His reaction was as if I had just said I'd rather watch a game played in a garbage dump. I understand being proud of your fancy pro arena, but any true fan should be able to appreciate the old school arena as well.
I'd love to see him replaced by someone who realizes that the difference between pro and college athletics is more than how much you pay the athletes.

BED's picture

So much this.

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pukindawg's picture

Maybe he will go to da U. It's a "professional" college athletics program.

JLP36's picture

Its not too late Gene!  You can still walk away!  I am sure someone needs a crisis intensification expert and media relations butcher.  But we shouldn't be so hard on him - we will always have the Gator Bowl!

JLP36

Earle's picture

Would upvote this if I had the stickers.  You expressed my thoughts on this better than I could have!

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