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USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

Posted on: June 6, 2011 6:09 pm

Ohio State, you're next.

 Well, maybe, but the non-story that was the BCS finally and absolutely vacating USC's 2004 title on Monday does have implications colored Scarlet and Gray. The way things are trending in Columbus, Ohio State could be the next to vacate a BCS bowl win. A BCS source told me that the same standard would hold for Ohio State if it was forced to vacate this year's Sugar Bowl: Wait until the case is decided and all appeals are exhausted.

 Admittedly, the stakes would be a bit smaller but no less embarrassing. A national championship wasn't involved in Ohio State's 31-26 win over Arkansas. Six players mysteriously reinstated for the bowl somehow were. Five of those six players were key contributors in the win. At issue is how many of those victories will end up standing when the NCAA is through with Ohio State.

 Those six players were cleared by the NCAA to play that particular game but this case has miles to go -- no pun intended re: Terrelle Pryor loaners -- before it is finalized.

 And, no, that doesn't mean Arkansas becomes Sugar Bowl champion if Ohio State vacates. Just like USC in 2004, if the Buckeyes vacate, there likely will be no 2011 Sugar Bowl champion in the BCS' eyes.

 USC is believed to be the first team in the wire service era (since at least 1936) to have a national championship removed. 

Category: NCAAF
Tags: BCS, NCAA, Ohio State, USC

Since: Mar 8, 2009
Posted on: June 7, 2011 6:42 pm

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

I love it when people say they aren't going to be that guy and say" everyone is doing it" and then turn around and say it anyway!! As far as Cam goes you can blame the NCAA for that debacle not the SEC!! The SEC has nothing to do with this,in fact in Hindsight if OSU would have handled their situation the way Georgia did and reported it and not LIED about it and COVERED it up so they could play ILLEGAL players we wouldn't even be having this conversation and none of this other mess would have even come out!! The SEC punished Tennessee's Pearl as soon as his infractions surfaced and their football program is about to be on probation thanks to that dumbass Lane Kiffen so keep your jealousy of the SEC to yourself and clean up your own backyard which right now is pretty damn messy before throwing garbage toward someone elses house!!!

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 6:36 pm

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

I'll buy that "spin" if the rest all jump ship buccingator. I think he's tired of dealing with it personally. Braxton Miller.

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 6:32 pm

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

And now Pryor is "giving up" his final year of eligibility.  In other words, there was no way I was playing another down for tOSU, because my eligibility is shot.  Want to keep trying to spin that crap, tOSU fans???

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 6:31 pm

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

It's not a bad thing, he doesn't have to say another word to the NCAA now. Just moving on with his life now.

Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: June 7, 2011 6:15 pm

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

"The Hammer" would be bowl ban, and loss of 10 or more scholorships for 2-3 years. That's a program crippler.

Well, then the hammer is coming.

Since: Feb 16, 2008
Posted on: June 7, 2011 6:07 pm

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

where t peezy is?????

Since: Jul 21, 2010
Posted on: June 7, 2011 5:48 pm

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

why would pryor need his dad to auction him off like cam newton? hes doing mighty good himself of bringing down the program, sheez even the idiot clarret couldnt do this. whats more amazing that some of your former osu players dont mind coming out and saying they were getting offers of cars and selling memrobilia. talk about morons... you get what you deserve.

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 7, 2011 5:47 pm

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

What's my point????  Seriously?  Did you read this article?  You all are quick to jump on the SI article which is mostly rehash and may be in question (even by non-tOSU fans like me).  But can you all seriously NOT see the problem with A) How much Tressel OBVIOUSLY knew and B) his MAJOR case of stupidity in not reporting it to the tOSU compliance department and C) YOU CANNOT DOUBT that tOSU KNOWINGLY (at least by one member of their coaching staff) played INELIGIBLE players.  And this was just what was released that WASN'T turned over in the NCAA probe.  Imagine what was.  Take off your scarlet and grey glasses and join the rest of us in reality, please.

Dude, I read the article you referenced.  It went on ad nauseum about how much information that OSU turned over to the media had been redacted.  To which I say "So What?".  What matters is the information that was turned over to the NCAA, and I doubt that information was redacted.  I have no problem admitting that what Tressel did was wrong.  He failed by not passing what he knew up the chain of command.  Had he done so, the players involved would likely have been suspended for the first 5 games of last season.  Since he didn't, OSU's going to be punished appropriately.  So yeah, I get it just fine.  I just didn't see any importance there in an article detailing how much information given to the media had been redacted.  And I certainly saw nothing in the article you referenced that mentioned your points A, B and C.  Just detail on how much information was redacted.  So stop acting like I am some myopic homer, because that is clearly not the case and I do not appreciate the innuendo.  Maybe you should be more forthright than to reference a column on one topic that happens to be a non-issue, then belittle someone who calls it for what it is.  That is a real douchebag move.

Since: Dec 6, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 5:33 pm

Why the hatred towards OSU and not Scam Newton?

Don't get me wrong...I'm not going to be that guy that says, "Everyone else is doing it"....but they are.  I guess Ohio State would have rather had Pryor's dad try to auction him off to OSU for $200,000.  Then he would have been declared inelgible for one day, "mysteriously reinstated for the bowl somehow" and that would be it.  Oh, I guess we have to be in the SEC too.  Look, did OSU do some things wrong?  Sure.  Do they deserve 1/5 of what some of you haters are suggesting?  Absolutely not.  But I do find it humorous how Dodd and these internet jokers like to bring up all the negatives possible when it comes to OSU.  This announcement had everything to do with Reggie Bush and USC.  Nothing to do with OSU, but Dodd found another way to try to bring down the Buckeyes.  OH well...let the haters hate.

Go Bucks!

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 5:32 pm

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

"The Hammer" would be bowl ban, and loss of 10 or more scholorships for 2-3 years. That's a program crippler.

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