Each week during the off-season we will be doing this feature that will simply be called "This Week In College Football". We will cover the biggest news and stories of the past week and give some opinions and analysis. In addition to covering the weekly happenings we also have started our Pre-Season Previews and we have several up already. This week we previewed Army, Clemson, Louisville, Minnesota, UAB, UCF and Western Kentucky, . Next week Baylor, Boston College and Miami (Fl) will be among the teams that we preview. A lot of stuff went down this week so let's get to talking about college football:
JIM TRESSEL AND THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY PART WAYS
On Monday, Jim Tressel finally resigned his position as Head Football Coach at the Ohio State University. I say finally because this is something that should have happened weeks ago. The only reason it didn't is because Tressel was so successful in winning football games and the Ohio State Administration did not want to part ways with a coach who played winning football. It's obvious that this was not Tressel simply resigning but a mutual decision that was made between him and the University. Tressel has lied, he's covered up and he's generally acted with very little integrity during this entire investigation since it came out that he knowingly played players who should have been ineligible based on NCAA rules. Now it's time for tOSU to move on and they will do so this year with Assistant Coach Luke Fickell. Fickell should be able to keep this years recruiting class in tact but it will remain to be seen if he can keep the team on the field together. In addition to the five players who are currently suspended for the first five games of the year, a Sports Illustrated article this week named nine additional players that they say received benefits they should not have. As it stands right now I think Fickell can be successful this year at tOSU but if they lose more players then all bets are off.