For Jim Tressel, It's Been A Strange Few Months

Tressel resigned as head coach of Ohio State Monday morning. Some have suggested he departed so abruptly because of George Dohrmann's story in this week's Sports Illustrated.

In his ten years at OSU, Tressel compiled a 106-22 record, with a national title in 2002 among eight BCS bowl game appearances, including a Sugar Bowl win in January. But things unraveled very quickly for him.

The Evolution Of A Scandal

•December 30, 2010: Ohio State Players Who Took Discounted Stuff Will Return For Another Year Of Nominally Unpaid Labor

•March 8: Ohio State Suspends, Fines Tressel For Hiding NCAA Violations From School | These Are The Emails Jim Tressel Sent While Being Really Serious

•March 9: Celebrating OSU's Scandal: An Ode To College Football | Jim Tressel's Profound Pauses Not As Profound As He Intends Them To Be: A Video Compilation

•April 25: Jim Tressel Is The Perfect Coach

•May 2: Liar, Liar, Vest On Fire

•May 9: Jim Tressel At Last Reaps The Whirlwind: A Five-Day Compliance Seminar In June In Tampa

•May 19: What It's Like When The Media Circle Their Prey: A Collection Of Jim Tressel/OSU Public Records Requests

•May 30: Ding, Dong, The Vest Is Dead: Jim Tressel Resigns | Buckeye Nation Has Some Nasty Words For Former WR And Newspaper Source Ray Small | "God Has A Plan For Us And We Will Be Fine. We Will Be Buckeyes Forever."

For Jim Tressel, It's Been A Strange Few Months

Read the SI story that forced Tressel's resignation | "Tressel was forced out three days after Sports Illustrated alerted Ohio State officials that the wrongdoing by Tressel's players was far more widespread than had been reported. SI learned that the memorabilia-for-tattoos violations actually stretched back to 2002, Tressel's second season at Ohio State, and involved at least 28 players — 22 more than the university has acknowledged. Those numbers include, beyond the six suspended players, an additional nine current players as well as nine former players whose alleged wrongdoing might fall within the NCAA's four-year statute of limitations on violations." READ »

For Jim Tressel, It's Been A Strange Few Months

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