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Tressel out at Ohio State

Yeah, I don’t post here very often. Yeah, with the lockout, you may see me a little bit more frequently.

For now, I needed to pay a quick visit to the PFT sister site for the purposes of firing the first shot in the new chapter of the ongoing clusterfudge in Columbus: Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel has resigned.

“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 issued Monday morning. “The appreciation that Ellen and I have for the Buckeye Nation is immeasurable.”

The school said that assistant coach Luke Fickell, who was slated to replace Tressel during a five-game suspension, will serve as interim head coach.

Frankly, this would have happened weeks ago if Tressel hadn’t delivered consistent high-end results for the school. So it’s really no surprise, even if it would have been a lot more interesting if Tressel hadn’t been forced out for a chronic inability to tell the truth but for delivering an acute blow to the head of an opposing player during a bowl game.