TRESSEL JOINS JEWS FOR BUCHANAN
Well, it seems that Jim Tressel gets a little, um, confused when he fills out that ballot.
Oh, what's that you say? He doesn't fill out his own ballot.
When Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said he voted Texas No. 1 in the coaches poll, he made a mistake, USA Today, which sponsors the poll said. ...
At his weekly news conference on Tuesday previewing the top-ranked Buckeyes' showdown at No. 2 Texas on Saturday night, Tressel said, "I've got (the Longhorns) ranked No. 1 on our ballot." Texas coach Mack Brown, meanwhile, said he had listed Ohio State No. 1.
USA Today, however, disclosed late Tuesday that Tressel's ballot actually lists Ohio State No. 1 and Texas No. 2. ...
Stan Jefferson, Ohio State's director of player development, called in Tressel's ballot Tuesday morning. He said he changed the ballot and did not have time to tell Tressel.
Besides making Tressel look like a Florida voter haggling with a dimpled chad, this incident reveals one of the ugly truths about the coaches' poll: What most universities call plagarism passes for "filling out your ballot" in the athletics department.
Can win NC with underdog team. Reading and writing? Not so much.
Personally, I find the entire story of how this came about far too convoluted to be believed. I think Tressel was trying to avoid giving Brown anything to put on the bulletin board and got nailed by USA Today. So somebody had to take the fall.
But who knows? Maybe the guy who's won a national championship and whipped ND last year is just stupid.