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Here Are Your Morning Brews:

Catching Up With ... former Michigan running back Anthony Thomas - The A-Train has gone from bruising running back and NFL rookie of the year to stay at home dad. Reading Rothstein's story you get the picture he's really really happy about it.

Calling the NCAA’s Bluff: Require Coaches to Be Compliance-Certified - Nice insight into a potential fix to the Tressel problem. Get rid of the defense of ignorance and all of a sudden things get a lot tougher for cheaters.

The Bacon Blog - Bacon rips into Tressel. Mmmmmmm.... Bacon.

Big Ten makes safe choice with Indy - FAIL. Mag Excerpt: The Evolution of Denard Robinson - Former Michigan quarterbacks Chad Henne and Brian Griese, and new Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges shed light on the magnitude of the change ahead for Denard Robinson. Cool read.

I'll take tempermental coaches like Woody Hayes or Bob Knight over a cheater any day | The Detroit News -
Jerry Green says what we're all thinking by remembering Woody, Bo and Knight.

Give me a crusty codger with a passionate temper — and the ethics and integrity to tell his athletes: "Go to class, get your grades up, get your degrees — and if I ever find out that you cheated, you're gone."  Whatever happened to old-fashioned ethics, anyway?

The State of College Football: Who's Kidding Who? - A former All Big Ten Lineman and Ohio State speaks up. Another of Ohio State's former and decorated players speaks out against Tressel's transgressions. Short, and to the point. Good read.

Big Ten's Jim Delany says Jim Tressel made a 'fundamental error' - ESPN - File this under "duh"

Will Jim Tressel's resignation at Ohio State be catalyst for reform? - In a word? No.

Ohio State president Gordon Gee: University reviewing NCAA compliance - Ohio State president Gordon Gee says the university must scrub everything as it works to restore order after the resignation of coach Jim Tressel. Scrub everything?


You're gonna be in that shower for a while Gordo.

Sports Radio Interviews - Former Ohio State LB Chris Spielman - Pouring gas on a fire is FUN! Quoth Spielman:

"I’ve heard through players, former players, that TP operated and was allowed to operate by his own set of rules. Being late to meetings. Being late to practice. Not showing up for workouts. I don’t know if that’s true or not true. If it is I’m so disappointed in the leaders of the team that allowed that to go on, that allowed a player, not to show up without either confrontation, physical or verbal first, physical if necessary. If the coach or coaches would not back you up in allowing this behavior to go on and him operating by his own set of rules then that is the coaches responsibility, so if he is allowed to continue and if I made that decision that yes he should be allowed to come back after five games it would be under a zero tolerance policy. That would mean if he was two seconds late for a meeting bye, bye. That’s how I would operate. I would have to go by my initial gut reaction to that. I don’t know if you guys heard that or not, but that’s what I heard. He operated under his own set of rules."