[Bumped for sheer WTF-ness. A fine catch by one of our readers has alerted me to an inexplicable proposal to honor now disgraced ex-Ohio State Football coach Jim Tressel. This USA Today article details the plan. I'm at a loss. Only in Ohio. - MnBDave]
Coaches are being encouraged to wear a white shirt and tie during their season openers next month to honor Tressel.
The idea was proposed by Solon coach Jim McQuaide last week when Tressel was inducted into the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association's Hall of Fame. The OHSFCA quickly advanced the recommendation to its more than 750 head coaches.
Tressel was forced to resign last month in the wake of an NCAA investigation, and Ohio State has since vacated all its 2010 victories. The controversy apparently has done little to lessen a strong bond Tressel built with high school coaches during his 26 years at Ohio State and Youngstown State.
Whats your opinion, Good or Bad idea to Honor man Ohio State Officials has stated is at fault for recent
issues at OSU? Remember, Wisconsin and Michigan State players would have loved to play in bigger bowl with bigger TV audience, but Tressel new and used ineligible players and stole that opportunity away from them and their colleges. So what do you think?
Should Ohio High School Coaches wear "the Sweater Vest" in Honor of Jim Tressel during the first game of each High School Football game across Ohio?
Bad Idea to Honor Tressel. (149 votes)
Great Idea to Honor Tressel. (70 votes)
You're kidding me right? (298 votes)
Great Coach... No... Greatest Coach. (40 votes)
Only in Ohio. (284 votes)
841 total votes