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Helpinghand

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A few weeks ago when Tressel's wife said he would be fired before he ever quit, someone did an analysis of the fate of all of the OSU coached over the last 100 years. I don't know if it was here or another board. If anyone has it, could you please post it again?

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Helpinghand

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Feb 27, 2004
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I got the answer from Steve H.

Tressel, on top of the world
Cooper, fired
Bruce, fired
Hayes, fired
Fesler, pretty much fired (and went to Minnesota 6 weeks later)
Bixler, did it one year, couldn't stand the heat, left for Colgate
Widdoes, switched places with assistant Bixler because the heat was too much
Brown, left during WWII to coach Great Lakes Navy team
Schmidt, resigned after 3rd straight loss to UM
Willaman, resigned
Wilce, stepped down on his own terms
Vaughn, left to study law at Yale (hey, it was 1911)
 
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JCOSU86

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  • Feb 23, 2004
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    Not encouraging for Tress.

    Helpinghand said:
    I got the answer from Steve H.

    Tressel, on top of the world
    Cooper, fired
    Bruce, fired
    Hayes, fired
    Fesler, pretty much fired (and went to Minnesota 6 weeks later)
    Bixler, did it one year, couldn't stand the heat, left for Colgate
    Widdoes, switched places with assistant Bixler because the heat was too much
    Brown, left during WWII to coach Great Lakes Navy team
    Schmidt, resigned after 3rd straight loss to UM
    Willaman, resigned
    Wilce, stepped down on his own terms
    Vaughn, left to study law at Yale (hey, it was 1911)
     
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    JXC

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    I think odds are Tressel will be fired or forced out...I mean look...that is almost going to happen to Jopa. I don't think Tressel will ever be offered a better job than Ohio State...and I don't think he would just want to quit any time soon. I just think he will be Ohio State's coach for a long long time. But eventually there will be a time when he will be forced out.
     
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    cincibuckeyenut

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    This is true for most coaches in professional sports. In many cases you can coach into your 70s if you want to and it is very rare for someone to be good enough for long enough to keep your job forever. The Bowdens and Paternos are few and far between. And both, until recently were national championship contenders until late in their careers (Bowden might still be).
     
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