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Tressel’s Timing Better Than Pearl’s

Watching the SEC Tournament last evening and hearing once again a discussion of Bruce Pearl’s issues, something popped to mind — Jim Tressel has better timing than Pearl.

Ohio State’s football coach has found himself in NCAA hot water a full five months before the start of football season.  Once the season kicks off, you can expect to see timelines and speculation about his job security.  But now?  It’s basketball season.

Pearl’s troubles came to light in September, just one month before basketball season tipped off.  Each time Tennessee has hit the basketball court since then, Pearl’s woes have been recounted.  Since the story broke, there has been no let-up in the coverage.

Tressel, on the other hand, will likely fall to the backburner — after the initial calls for his head die down — for much of the summer. 

In today’s media world, it’s not just about getting caught… it’s about when you get caught.  And Tressel got caught as the world focuses in on March Madness.

Heck, Oregon’s Chip Kelly has got better timing than Pearl or Tressel.


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