Jim Tressel Resigns: 5 Reasons Ohio State Needs to Hire Rich Rodriguez as Coach

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Jim Tressel Resigns: 5 Reasons Ohio State Needs to Hire Rich Rodriguez as Coach
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Jim Tressel is out as coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes, it was announced on Monday.

And while I admit to a significant amount of schadenfreude in seeing the rival of my beloved Michigan Wolverines struggling through NCAA violations, suspensions, rumors of sanctions and the like, I also admit to a significant amount of respect for the man with the sweater vest—at least before all of the latest information came out in recent months.

All of that said, though, Ohio State must find a new coach.

And while former Tressel assistant Luke Fickell will seemingly be the head man in Columbus for at least the 2011 season, I have the perfect man for the Buckeyes: Rich Rodriguez.

Here are five reasons why RichRod would be perfect for Ohio State.

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