I expect that a good number of colleges will be saying goodbye to their football coaches in the coming weeks and each will be eager to hire a program-changing replacement. Has time sufficiently dissipated the tarnish of ignominy that an AD would have scant qualms in making an offer to probably the best college coach not currently coaching? Yes there’d be a five year “show cause” attached to the hire but what is the risk in that regard? The penalty would only be in-force for Tressel’s first five weeks of his first season. He would miss some games and the first season's bowl game, but what are the odds of the latter anyway? Tressel would not be prevented from recruiting or from hiring a staff. Essentially a football program would acquire a first rate proven coach with the only downside being that he would miss five weeks of meetings, practices and games and the AD would have to submit a progress report to the NCAA every six months. To me it seems like a a no-brainer.