Monday, May 30, 2011

Online Betting Line favorites for Ohio State



   After the deserved firing resignation of Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel, the question of "who will replace him" is the hot topic today. From the popular sports betting source online Bodog.com, lines have been made for the next coach for the Ohio State football team.
  1. Bo Pelini - 10/1
  2. Jon Gruden - 3/1
  3. Mark Dantonio - 12/1
  4. Mark Stoops - 5/2
  5. Urban Meyer - 3/2
   Urban Meyer and the others may be the betting favorites, but will any of the best football coaches want to go to a school who could possibly get worse sanctions than USC did with the Reggie Bush scandal. The only option for the job for the 2011 football season and maybe beyond is their interim coach, Luke Fickell.

On a side-note, here is video of Ellen Tressel's, Jim's wife, response to the whole "resignation" situation with her husband and Ohio State. The reporter will now go down in infamy in Ohio State athletic history.


(Thanks to Brooks for the video find)

17 comments:

  1. Deserved???? Because he did not pass on a rumor? When was he OFFICIALLY notified that one of his players was being investigated? He passed the email to a mentor of Pryor to possibly ward off problems for the quarterback if it was true. When do you HAVE to report a rumor? When you hear it? How about if I send emails to all the coaches in the NCAA about a false happening - will they report it?
    A good man's life is in limbo because of the hatred of OSU and the Big Ten.
    The Buckeyes are good - get over it. If you can't beat them on the field, get better - or you could try to snipe at them through this outdated organization (the NCAA) and try to destroy them that way....

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  2. Remove your "Buckeye" underoos and grow up! The fiasco that currently exists on & off campus in Columbus reminds me of SMU from the 1980's...

    THE Ohio State University is gambling with that the NCAA doesn't blow them up. The new NCAA president has already publicly stated that he will send a harsh signal to runaway programs like USC, Tennessee, Auburn, Ohio State etc, to get his message across!

    Take a look around the corruption in BIG TIME college prgrams is embarrasing...so is your attitude...Tressel purposely deceived the University, The Big 10 & the NCAA.

    He's greasy as a Jheri Curl (1980's reference :-D again) dont ever forget that Tressel cut his teeth in Youngtown...where the nation largest witness protection program exist...he's as slick as they come, eveything about him is contrived!

    Glad to see the sweater vest put to rest. Accept the fact that this is a self inflicted wound!

    YES this is not only deserved...it is earned!

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  3. Anonymous

    Dick B, you think this mess is because of a rumor? It started because he DID leak a "rumor" of detailed information in an ongoing FBI investigation. His homeboys were going to get busted, anyway, and he tried to warn them by emailing one of their "mentors" about evidence the FBI had in hand. That doesn't only break NCAA rules, but several felony laws. He not only deserves to lose his job, he may well join the tattoo artist in the other "Big House".

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  4. Anonymous

    Although I don't believe that Tressel's lack of reporting rises to the level of criminal he certainly DID know about the trespasses of his boys as soon as he was so informed by a former player; if he wasn't sure, the least he should have done was check it out. And one of his players called a car dealership from the coach's office on a related matter. He knew all this stuff and didn't pass it along to the proper investigative authorities. THAT is part of a coach's duty, to help rear honest straightforward young men. He failed God, he failed his school, he failed his team, he failed his family. Failing doesn't make one a criminal but it does have its consequences. Now let's leave the man alone and let him move on with his life.

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  5. Anonymous

    THEY ALL HAVE A DUTY TO REPORT AS WELL AS TO PROTECT THEIR PLAYERS AND COACHES.WHO OUT THERE CAN'T FALL TO THE NCAA AXE WHEN IT MAKES UP ITS MIND.EVERYONE CONNECTED TO COLLEGE SPORTS KNOWS THAT THE NCAA IS THE BIGGEST BENEFACTOR IN ALL OFF THIS PLAY FOR PAY MESS.A YOUNG MAN CAN GO TO WORK ANYWHERE THEY ARE PAYING THE BEST AND HAS THE BETTER BENEFITS,THEN WHY CAN'T HE DO THE SAME IN COLLEGE SPORTS.WE ALL KNOW THAT SOME PLAYERS COULD GO STRAIGHT TO THE PROS OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL,BUT FOR THE NCAA. AS WITH CURT FLOOD A DAY IS COMING THAT SOMEONE ELSE OTHER THAN THE NCAA WILL BENEFIT FROM WHAT A YOUNG PERSON CAN DO ON THE FIELD,COURSE,TRACK OR COURT.I REALLY DON;T SEE WHY SOMEONE HAS NOT CHALLENGED THEM IN COURT ABOUT THE RIGHT OF AN ATHLETE OR HUMAN BEING HAVING THE SAME RIGHT AS YOU AND I TO EARN A LIVING IN SOCIETY,WITHOUT BEING SCRUTINIZED BY THE NCAA. I SAY LET THEM BE DRAFTED LIKE BASEBALL PLAYERS OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL,WHO BY THE WAY ARE PLAYING IN COLLEGE UNDER THE SAME NCAA,LEAST OF ALL YOU WOULD FREE UP ALL YHE ATTENTION FOR PAY.HAS THERE EVER BEEN GOLFERS,BASEBALL,BASKETBALL,TRACK& FIELD,LACROSSE,RUGBY,ROWING,VOLLEYBALL,SWIMMING & DIVING YOUNG PLAYERS ON CAMPUS THAT EVERYONE HAS TO KNOW WAS BEING TAKEN CARE OF,(OF COURSE THEY ARE) SO,IF SOMEONE OTHER THAN THE AGENTS OR NCAA HAS AN INTEREST IN THSE YOUNG PEOPLE MAY ONE DAY HAVE THE BALLS TO TAKE THE NCAA TO COURT FOR CLEARLY VIOLATING THEIR OWN POLICIES BY USING A DOUBLE OR TRIPLE STANDARD WHEN IT COMES TO COLLEGE ATLETES.

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  6. Anonymous

    I am not so sure it is true that no big names would want to go there. Despite coming sanctions, it is still a top program that won't be punished forever.

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  7. Anonymous

    Hey Dick B. Rumor or not, he lied to the NCAA about the fact that he had even contacted Pryor's "mentor". It's not Tressel's job to decide if the rumors are true or not. It is his job to report any improper behavior and where there is smoke, there is usually fire. I like Tressel, but I like Bruce Pearl too, and he did the same thing. The cover up is far worse than the crime. Although with Pryor's screw ups about to be public, the crimes at OSU might end up being pretty bad. And as far as your statement about OSU being so good. Let them play in the SEC and see how good they are. Everyone knows their record against the SEC. If it weren't for the Bucks playing with surely ineligible players and Ryan Mallett giving the game away, y'all still wouldn't have a win agianst the premier conference. Quit crying and take your medicine.

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  8. Anonymous

    pryor is such a nig#$%, serves them right to fall after messing with him.

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  9. Anonymous

    couldnt happen to a nicer guy.
    what a smug ass bastard in a V neck sweater

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  10. Obviously, its alot of fun right now to be a Buckeye hater. Might be a good idea for the haters to wait till the NCAA renders its punishment to party too hard. You never know, your team might have to play the Buckeys.......you know blocking, tackling running the ball, that type of thing.

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  11. Yes, the players and coach did things which were not by the rules. I would bet that there is not a big time football program that has not done same or similar things.

    What is wrong with players selling their "stuff"?

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  12. Mark Cuban will take care of this. The NCAA rules are stupid. Pay these young men. Let them sell whatever they want. These are young men in college. Teach them to be wise with their talent and their money. Some of these young men want to help their families. Change the stupid rule.

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  13. Who has the right to tell anyone in this country what one can and can't sell that belongs to them. If I were to be on a team that wins the Super Bowl or NCAA Championship and would choose to sell the ring I was given, that is my option. It is not for some overpaid dictatorship called the NCAA to decide. They cab surely put young men and women out there like a slab of meat so many of them and university officials to go along with the universities receive all the cash. Steve Spurrier is right, but I don't believe it should come totally from the coaches but also from the NCAA funds itself. They have allowed so many bowl games in football that you can just about have a subpar season and still be in the running for a football bowl game and they have extended the number of teams in the NCAA March Madness that extends even into basketball. All of these proceeds tha are no more than profit for the NCAA makes one wonder where all the cash generated goes to. We know the majority does not go to charity so where does it end up? The NCAA talks of straightening out these universities and their violations, they are liable to bite the hand that feeds them and that is the young athletes coming out of high school. The NCAA, Major League Baseball, National Football League, National Basketball Association and every other sports and athletic organization have for years and still work as a dictatorship. These athletes are told they can not express their feelings as to a referee, official, or any other person is or ha not been fair in decisions but they are allowed to state as to what a terrific job they have done. That is a blatant violation of one's civil and constitutional rights and if you own something and should choose to sell it that is illegal. If it was a matter these items were sold or exchabged for exorbitant amounts would be a horse of a different color. I wonder if any NCAA official has recently sold any stocks or bonds? If they have, an investigation should be initiated into these transactions because I would guarantee they were purchased with funds and currencies received from an NCAA account and those stocks or bands brought in a much larger value than a tattoo, this would also include selling or buying a home. Many of these athletes that receive a scholarship, be it full or partial, are forced into sacrifices that aren't had to be made by everyone. They have many hours obligated into hours upon hhours of practice and hours of sudy time to maintain their gpa that they have no time time to work to earn any extra money for relaxation their gpa or practice will suffer and if they are hired by a company then an investigation is launched into receiving favors from outsice sources. All of this results in a student athlete and a university receiving punishments. Meanwhile the university and The NCAA still receives their immeasurable profits, That is real justice and the inalienable rights tht all of us including the students are entitled to in this country. This is also why I have gone from an avid sports enthusiast to one that does not partake in their events in any manner. May the rest of the nation and these young men and women coming out of high school finally wake up and smell the coffe. Start telling these bureaucratic hypocrits and sports magazines to cram it and really give all of them something to talk about, that you will no longer sign this piece of paper allowing any of yiu to become an indentured slave any longer for the sake of their big pay days.

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  14. All you haters grow a pair. WE ARE OHIO STATE don't ever forget. The teams you love could never hold our jock.

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  15. Most of you losers on here have no class and wish that you were half the man that Tressel is. You likely can't even control your own loser kids, yet alone a whole football team. Yes, Tressel should have immediately disclosed any knowledge he had of players selling their own belongings although it should not matter because it is none of the NCAA's business if they sell what is theirs as far as I am concerned, but who are you idiots to judge him? What have you losers accomplished in life? NCAA Honk, you obviously are a fan of some lifeless, never gonna have a winning season program that the NCAA will not even waste their time with. You are clearly still stuck in the 80's. You and the NCAA need to get a life and catch up to modern life. You just keep on holding Tressel's ballbag because you will never amount to anything else in life. Like it or not, Ohio State will always be a powerhouse, this will only slow us down for a year or two and we will be right back on top. I guarantee a Buckeye National Championship by 2014. RELOAD!!

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  16. Here's another name to add to your list:
    Mike Belotti

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  17. Everybody likes to see a giant fall. But remember most University's are doing somthing far more serious

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