Ohio State Head Coach Jim Tressel Resigns

30 May

The Columbus Dispatch reportedly obtained a memo from Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee that states Jim Tressel has announced his letter of resignation.

The memo was sent to Ohio State University trustee Monday morning states:

“I write to let you know that later this morning we will be announcing the resignation of Jim Tressel as head coach of the University’s football program. As you all know, I appointed a special committee to analyze and provide advice to me regarding issues attendant to our football program. In consultation with the senior leadership of the University and the senior leadership of the Board, I have been actively reviewing the matter and have accepted Coach Tressel’s resignation.

Assistant Coach Luke Fickell will serve as interim coach all of next season

This news isn’t quite shocking because of the allegations the football program has been under in recent months. However, Tressel made a pact with his star players accused to committed wrongdoings to stay at the program and serve a five game suspension. He was also planned to serve said suspension and return to coach the team afterward.

Below is a video from ESPN looking at the legacy of Tressel coaching career at OSU.

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