The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that the NCAA has handed down a 13-page "notice of allegations" that accuses Ohio State Head Coach Jim Tressel of dishonesty for hiding violations by seven current and former players of the Buckeye program.
The NCAA could determine that the initially-imposed $250,000 fine and self-imposed five game suspension suffices for punishment. Then again, they could determine that the university should be stripped of the wins that the ineligible players participated in and strip Ohio State of their 2010 Big Ten co-championship.
If the NCAA comes down heavy on Ohio State, will this be the death knell for Jim Tressel's career in Buckeye land?
If that's the case, who should the Buckeyes look to as the man to right the embattled ship?
The criteria should include:
Clean history (at least where the NCAA is concerned)
Football knowledge (of course)