Chessiedad - If you go back and actually read the Bible, take note of all the people with bad backgrounds and questionable characters that God used to spread his word and do his work. Mo is a great fit for the job that God has him doing right now. People can and do change.
April 9, 2015 at 10:38 a.m.
The guy is still banned from coaching and he's elected to the HOF??? This has gotta be a first.
January 12, 2015 at 12:40 p.m.
"accused of withholding information from university officials and NCAA investigators"? Let me refresh your memory, Denise. Not only was he "accused", but he was found guilty and banned from coaching for 5 years.
The guy is a liar and a cheater. IMPEACH NOW!
August 19, 2014 at 8:34 a.m.
How soon until St Tressel names Maurice Executive Vice President for Student Success? His brother, Dick Tressel, will be the obvious choice to head up the Student Employment department. Jim Bollman will oversee Student Car Loans. He'll also need to bring Andy Geiger on board, too, to help sweep everything under the carpet.
May 13, 2014 at 3:33 p.m.
"He broke no laws..." Oh really? In the eyes of the NCAA he did. He knowingly allowed ineligible players to play for an entire season. Failure to disclose potential violations is considered 'cheating'. Tressel violated NCAA bylaw 10.1 -- Unethical Conduct, one of the cornerstones of NCAA rulebook -- three times: first by failing to act when tipped off about the tattoo scandal; again, by signing a standard form given to all coaches declaring that he knew of no violations; and then, during the NCAA investigation, by not being forthcoming with school officials.
If Tressel really did not break any laws, then why did tO$U have to vacate all wins for the 2010 football regular season, including the 2010 Big Ten Conference co-championship and participation in the 2011 Sugar Bowl? Why were they banned from the postseason of the 2012 football season? Why are they still under probation until Dec 2014? And why, if Tressel did not break any laws, was he forced to “retire” and banned from coaching for 5 years?
Now, St. Tressel returns to YSU, where he honed his craft of turning the blind eye from any player wrong doings, like Ray Isaac. While at tOSU, his Sgt. Schultz “I know nothing” shtick was used over and over again, as he pleaded ignorance in 2002 when Maurice Clarett was driving around town in free cars, in 2004 when Troy Smith was taking money from a booster and in 2010 when the Tat Five were cashing in their trinkets for tats and cars. Yet, YSU and tO$U fans are still buying into his Eagle scout act.
Let's just hope, for the sake of YSU's future, that his presidential reign will be nothing like his coaching ethics.
May 13, 2014 at 10:57 a.m.
@YSUguins - I'd ask you what degree you earned at YSU, but it's obvious that it was journalism and this is your attempt to re-write history. Fell on the sword? Please. He only 'confessed' after the evidence was undisputable that he lied more than once to protect the kids. And really, who was he trying to protect at this stage of the game, the kids or his own back? My #11 post in this thread speaks for my reasons to be an embarassed YSU grad.
Billdog1 hit the nail on the head. What message does this send, other than it's OK to win at all costs, wheter you need to lie and a cheat, as long as you win on the playing field, then all is forgiven?
If anyone else needs to refresh their memories of St Tressel, as many tO$U fans seem to have their own edited versions of history, check out these gems:
May 12, 2014 at 9:39 a.m.
A sad and embarrassing day to be a YSU grad.
May 9, 2014 at 9:15 a.m.
- Well documented history of lying and cheating - CHECK- Sanctioned for Lack of Institutional Control while at YSU - CHECK- 3 NCAA investigations while at tOSU, two of which led to the program being put on probation - CHECK- Currently banned from coaching division 1-A football - CHECK- Absolutely ZERO experience at being a university president - CHECK
Meet your new president - St Tressel
May 9, 2014 at 9:02 a.m.
Columbus + Akron + Youngstown = The Bermuda Triangle of ignorance in OH-IO.
May 2, 2014 at 8:46 a.m.
May 2, 2014 at 8:35 a.m.