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Podcast Episode 053: Crisis in Columbus

Sean Jackson from Bleacher Report returns to the show

Tressel is gone. Now what? Photo credit: Getty Images.

With the resignation of Jim Tressel as Ohio State’s head coach I had to reach out to Sean Jackson, who you can now read on Bleacher Report, to talk about what I am dubbing the Crisis in Columbus. Tressel is out, Luke Fickell is taking over for the time being and there is still a question on whether or not Terrelle Pryor will step on the field at Ohio Stadium ever again.

Clearly we have plenty to get caught up on.

Like Jackson writes, Tressel’s resignation brings a future of uncertainty at Ohio State and there are plenty of issues to sort through before we really know where the program is heading. I decided to ask Sean a number of questions about Tressel and the future of the program, but I also made sure to ask how he would punish Ohio State, a question he asked his readers recently. And I ask you the same question. Feel free to comment with your thoughts below.

We only had time to really scratch the surface with everything that has come out in the last few days, including the Sports Illustrated article that was overhyped, the fact that Eleven Warriors is reporting that Pryor is done at Ohio State, and more. What do the fans of Ohio State think about Pryor today? Was he ultimately overhyped himself or did he fail to reach the lofty expectations placed on his shoulders coming out of high school. You wouldn’t think a question like that would be as tough as it is considering Pryor is 3-0 against Michigan and has a pair of BCS bowl victories to his name.

But it is, and we break it down a bit.

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Kevin McGuire
Contributor to College Football Talk on Also a contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Member of Football Writers Association of America and National Football Foundation. Follow on Twitter @KevinOnCFB.