Tressel Talk

Ohio State coach Jim Tressel spoke about whether his book and its focus on integrity conflicted with his actions at Ohio State in an interview with WKNR 850 in Cleveland.
“I think anyone that writes a book doesn’t do it with the preface that they are perfect. If that were the case and only perfect people could write books then there wouldn’t be any books.
“There are always critics and always people that support you. You know in your own life that what’s important are the people that care about you and are meaningful to you and there’s always going to people that think in a different way.”

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    I disagree with Tressel. People that “care about you and are meaningful to you” are important whereas, inferentially, the other people are not important.

    I actually put more stock into what acquaintances think of me than family and friends. Acquaintances have no axe to grind and have no major investment in the relationship, so I find their opinions to be more objective.

    Of course, in Tressel’s predicament he undoubtedly has to rationalize his way out of the situation, and that clearly is what he is engaging in at this time.

  • LanceKiffin

    Two thoughts:
    1) Scott really dropped the ball here on taking a shot at Pete Carroll. I mean, he had a coach talking about a book. He’s cheap shot Pete with less.

    2) Can someone point me in the direction of the Inside USC blog… I seem to have stumbled across Inside tOSU.

  • dtksr1

    A coach who writes a book after he has been caught lying & covering up, rather than confessing it all in front of an audience of a jury of his peers, is nothing more than a coward.

  • BoscoH

    Translation: Integrity is just part of Tressel’s personal brand, like that sweater vest. It’s not anything he takes seriously.