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Report: Vrabel will join Ohio State staff

Posted on: July 10, 2011 9:36 am
Edited on: July 10, 2011 1:28 pm
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Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Despite saying last month that he still wanted to play pro football, Chiefs LB Mike Vrabel apparently will get into another line of work -- coaching at his alma mater for his one-time Ohio State roommate.

That’s the word from the Columbus Dispatch, which reports that Vrabel is expected to be named as an assistant coach to new Buckeyes coach Luke Fickell.

Lately, Vrabel has been busy in NFLPA-NFL negotiations, and it’d be a bit of a surprise if he actually retired from his 14-year career after starting all 16 games for Kansas City last year and considering how hard he’s worked on the labor front.

Plus, after attending Fickell’s introductory news conference in June, he told reporters, “Luke knows I still have time to play.”

But the Dispatch writes that a news conference is tentatively scheduled for Monday. Vrabel probably would be added as a linebacker coach, Fickell’s old assistant position under former coach Jim Tressel.

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Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: July 11, 2011 1:54 pm
 

Report: Vrabel will join Ohio State staff

Dear Sardog12, Please ask your OHIO BORN, BIG 10 educated (though it was Michigan) coach or WV BORN, MAC educated former coach what is going to happen to the Buckeyes.  The stage has already been set with the SEC and the Big 10 have already began talks on  leaving the NCAA NOTHING, NO BOWL BAN,
part of article from NY Times April

The counterintuitive aspect of the Big Ten expansion talk is that it is not always the quality of the program, but the television market that it would deliver, that is the most important factor. Though probably not pining to watch Rutgers or Syracuse football, Big Ten officials like all the television sets in New Jersey and upstate New York.

Eventually, Crouthamel said he saw the Big Ten, the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Southeastern Conference and the Pacific-10 forming four 16-team superconferences and leaving the umbrella of the (Just imagine the fight between the SEC and the Pac-10 for Texas.) He said that those leagues would form their own basketball tournament to rival the N.C.A.A. tournament.

BOTTOM line the school DISCOVERED and reported the tattoo-5, to the NCAA.  The school investigated and discovered that Coach Tressell had prior knowledge and reported to NCAA.  Coach Tressell should have been fired when he forwarded the emails to Pryor mentor.



Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: July 11, 2011 1:07 pm
 

Report: Vrabel will join Ohio State staff

Just wait for the hearing.  It's in about a month.  That's right.  Only about 8 months about the story broke.   USC's hearing was what?  last summer, a full 6 YEARS after the events in question took place.  I am not picking on USC - I think that they were hit too hard - so what if reggies family got stuff? -  i am merely pointing out that things are relative.  osu did not try to stonewall year after year.



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: July 11, 2011 8:53 am
 

Report: Vrabel will join Ohio State staff

To all the READERS of CBS sports, people who watch ESPN, and those that only listen to NATIONAL media are going to be surprised about the end of September.  All that is told about the "scandal" is that Coach Tressell knew about the "federal drug investigation" by an ATTORNEY, who did NOT get hired by the defendant.  The OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY discovered and reported the tattoo-5 to the NCAA in December 2010 and the NCAA ALLOWED those players to play in the Sugar Bow after the Sugar Bowl officials begged for the players to be allowed to play.

Still playing in your own world, where the sky is a mix of red and grey, huh?  Have you read the emails?  Everyone else that follows college football has and knows how wrong you are.  The "scandal" was not about a federal drug investigation in those emails, it was that some of his players from OSU were named in this investigation.  Then, instead of notifying the school or the NCAA, he only chose to notify Pryor's mentor.  Finally, he outright lied when he filled out his compliance paperwork to the NCAA, stating that he didn't know of any violations.  This final point is why OSU will get dealt with severely.

During the school's OWN investigation it was discovered that Coach Tressell knew about the items being sold and/or traded, the school notified the NCAA. ... I am not going to say the WHOLE situation was handled in the best manner, but the OHIO STATE UNIVESITY has followed ALL of the NCAA guidelines.

The problem with this is that Tressel was OSU at the time.  He was the figurehead and leader of the football team and a representative of the university.  So you are incorrect in stating that OSU followed all of the NCAA guidelines.

The problem with OSU now is that they, due to the actions of their coach, are not creditible.  As I read in the Columbus Dispatch, "Tressel argues that his "integrity and proven history of promoting rules compliance," combined with his team's improving academic performance and other factors, should mitigate the severity of any NCAA sanctions."  The problem is that this is simply not accurate any more.  It is no that his integrity and history of compliance mitigates any severity that OSU would face when the punishment is handed down but exactly the opposite.  His actions now call into question the honesty of his previous "integrety and proven history of promoting rules compliance" and also how things are handled at the university.  This may not be how you want to look at it but it is just something that can't be avoided.

 I believe that if the OHIO STATE program is hammered then the NCAA will be on they way out, schools are going to realize what happened at OHIO STATE, goes on at their own schools and will leave the NCAA. 
In addition to your other issues, you are either nuts or delusional, I can't figure out which.  I lean towards delusional.



Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: July 11, 2011 8:19 am
 

Report: Vrabel will join Ohio State staff

To all the READERS of CBS sports, people who watch ESPN, and those that only listen to NATIONAL media are going to be surprised about the end of September.  All that is told about the "scandal" is that Coach Tressell knew about the "federal drug investigation" by an ATTORNEY, who did NOT get hired by the defendant.  The OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY discovered and reported the tattoo-5 to the NCAA in December 2010 and the NCAA ALLOWED those players to play in the Sugar Bow after the Sugar Bowl officials begged for the players to be allowed to play.  During the school's OWN investigation it was discovered that Coach Tressell knew about the items being sold and/or traded, the school notified the NCAA.  The NCAA has stated that many of the items that were sold were NOT an issue.  SI ran with a story about ALL the players getting tattoo's and guess what? NO TATTOO's!  Coach Tressell should have been fired when it was discovered that he had forwarded some of the "emails" to Pryor's mentor in PA.  I am not going to say the WHOLE situation was handled in the best manner, but the OHIO STATE UNIVESITY has followed ALL of the NCAA guidelines.  Remember people, the NCAA DOES NOT CARE what happens at ANY school as long as they get their nickel.  The NCAA is the same organization that has allowed the FIESTA BOWL to remain a BCS Bowl, because the FIESTA BOWL paid a fine of $1,000,000.00 dollars to the NCAA.   I believe that if the OHIO STATE program is hammered then the NCAA will be on they way out, schools are going to realize what happened at OHIO STATE, goes on at their own schools and will leave the NCAA.  Go to ANY shop that sells school items and you will find pictures signed by CURRENT players for sale, go to ANY place that has players signing items and tell me that those players ARE not being compensated. 



Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: July 11, 2011 6:11 am
 

Report: Vrabel will join Ohio State staff

Mike Vrabel will go down as one of the great Patriots.  He was a very versitale player and caught some big TD's for us.  Yes, Mike Vrabel played a little offense for us.  Enjoy your retirement when ever it is.  As for OSU they will get some harsh penalties handed to them.  By letting those players play in the Bowl game last year prove that money matters more than doing the right thing.  Now that the whole story is before us heads have to roll from the AD down.



Since: Jan 8, 2011
Posted on: July 10, 2011 9:13 pm
 

Report: Vrabel will join Ohio State staff

Mike, The Pats really missed you the last few years. Enjoy retirement and thanks for the memories !!!



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: July 10, 2011 8:05 pm
 

Report: Vrabel will join Ohio State staff

free_safety,

I agree that at Miami is no joke and that they could lose any of the games you listed, but to think they will lose EVERY game you listed is crazy.   Remember the quality of their last few recruiting classes and their record the last 2 years.  Then look a what they lost and tell me they don't have the talent to beat every team on your list.  Vegas will probably have them as a favorite in most of those games, and won't have the other teams favored by much in the rest.  I'm not saying they will beat all of those teams, but they have the guys capable of winning each of those contests.  Don't be a hater.  Myself and every bookie you meet would give you good odds on their over/under for wins this season being 8.  If things fall apart for their new coach, they can still win that many with their roster alone. 


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