Jim Tressel Resigns From OSU Ending an Era

In non-Houston Texans related news. ESPN is reporting that Head Coach Jim Tressel has resigned from Ohio State University. Bringing forth the end to an era in Columbus Ohio. Tressel issued the following statement, “After meeting with university officials, we agreed that it is in the best interest of Ohio State that I resign as head football coach,” Tressel said in a statement Monday morning. “The appreciation that Ellen and I have for the Buckeye Nation is immeasurable.”

Luke Fickell will be the coach for the 2011 season. Replacing Tressel who lead the Buckeyes to their first national championship in 34 years. Fickell already had been selected to be the interim head coach while Tressel served a five-game suspension.

This will almost certainly refuel the fire on whether or not Terelle Pryor will be done in Columbus as well. Odds are that Pryor will still play out his final year in Columbus. With no end to the NFL lockout in sight any time soon it’s likely that there will be no NFL supplemental draft this July. A lot would need to be accomplished between now and then in order for Pryor to declare for the supplemental draft. Namely a new CBA being ironed out but with neither side at either side of the negotiating table it’s not likely to happen between now and the early part of July. Early July is when the NFL Supplemental draft usually takes place.

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