One week ago to this day, Jim Tressel resigned from being the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes. With additional allegations set to be released about Ohio State players and Tressel, the 'Vest decided enough was enough and walked away from the situation, sending the media into a frenzy and potentially sending Ohio State football into a tailspin (at least that's the hope for non-Ohio State fans).â†µ
Despite the wrongdoings that Tressel appears to have been involved in, many Ohio State fans still support him. That was evident from 200 or so people marching to Tressel's driveway on Saturday to thank him and show their appreciation. It sounds like the event turned into a mini-pep rally of sorts, as evidenced by this:â†µ
After fans sang the Ohio State standby "We Don't Give a Damn About the Whole State of Michigan," Tressel, five days after his resignation, sent a roar through the crowd.â†µ
"Don't forget," Tressel said. "On Nov. 26, we're gonna kick their ass."â†µ
Shortly after Tressel was hired by Ohio State in 2001, he promised fans they would be proud of his players when they went to Ann Arbor later that year. Now, despite resigning, he is talking up an ass-kicking of Michigan this year.â†µ
Considering Michigan has installed something to track how long it has been since the last victory over "Ohio," I'd be willing to bet Tressel's statement is already up on the Wolverines' bulletin board. Brady Hoke is doing everything he can to motivate his players to beat the Buckeyes this November, and I'm sure Tressel's ass-kicking proclamation will be mentioned quite often throughout the months leading up to the game.