Jim Tressel Resigns: What People Are Saying About the Exiled Ohio State Football

James EvensCorrespondent IMay 31, 2011

Jim Tressel Resigns: What People Are Saying About the Exiled Ohio State Football

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    COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 30:  Head Coach Jim Tressel speaks to the media during a press conference before the start of Spring practices at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center at The Ohio State University on March 30, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/
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    So the big news in college football this weekend was the story that Tressel resigned from Ohio State.  Tressel who was a great coach and one of the most respected guys in the sport until this incident, is now burdened by this.

    This article will contain reaction from different key figures in the college football world along with some random tweets on the subject.

    Information from ESPN.com was used in this report.

    James Evens serves as a National Featured Columnist for college football and basketball, as well as the FC for the Purdue Boilermakers.  Follow him on Twitter or like him on Facebook.                     


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    A lot of people are speculating what the Buckeye fans think of this whole debacle.  Well even though this Twitter account may not accurately represent everyone's view of the situation, it is a strong symbol of how the fans feel about the former coach. 

The Big Nut

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    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 13:  John 'Big Nut' Peters, fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes holds up a sign which reads 'March Madness' after they won 71-60 against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the championship game of the 2011 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tou
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    The man known as the Big Nut, one of Ohio State's biggest fans told the Columbus Dispatch this,

    "I think the media's just basically crucified him,I guess my thoughts were we would let this lie until the 13th of August and then we had the chance to investigate this a little bit. But apparently that's not going to happen."

Vest in Peace

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    Although this guy doesn't have anything to do with Ohio State or college football, I found this on twitter and figured it would be worth sharing. 


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    Here is the reaction from current Ohio State cornerback Travis Howard on his Twitter account.  The man seems very motivated, but will the rest of the team really be willing to stay to fight for a coach that is no longer at the school?

Former Michigan Player

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    Former Michigan player Mike Hart had a non-expected approach to the situation as you can see above. It seems as though most of the fans of the conference feels this way as well. 

Beanie Wells

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 19:  Beanie Wells #26 of the Arizona Cardinals runs with the ball against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
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    Wells who is currently an NFL running back and former Buckeye had nothing but praise for Tressel in being a great coach.  

    Wells said via Twitter,

    "Alot of the players that came thru OSU are like myself and don't come from the ideal situation and when u have a guy like tress that steps in as a father, mentor, friend and teacher! It only helps the maturation process from a boy to man! And that alone is worth more than winnin Any football games!"

Jalen Rose

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 16:  Reitred NBA athlete Jalen Rose arrives at the 2008 ESPY Awards held at NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on July 16, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.  The 2008 ESPYs will air on Sunday, July 20 at 9PM ET on ESPN.  (Photo by Stephen Shuge
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    On Mike and Mike this morning, Jalen Rose made a special appearence and spoke of sorrow for the program, but in typical Rose fashion had to make a joke of the ordeal.

    "But I know a good sell when I see one, and so you can head to the Ohio State bookstore, sweater vests, 75 percent off."

Robbie D'Amico

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    This guy makes a great point, is this just another episode in the curse of Ohio sports? 

Dickie V

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    The colorful basketball columnist got involved with the Tressel drama as well.  This tweet sparked a lot of angry tweets at him.

A Prediction

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    Now a there are a lot of things being said of what is going to happen to Ohio State, but few are talking about what is going to happen to Tressel. 

    Here is what former Ohio State running back Jermil Martin had to say about that,

    "He's on to bigger things now. I bet we'll see him in the NFL."