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John Cooper's statements on TV today

Discussion in 'ESPN's 04-05 war against tOSU and Tressel' started by BB73, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    His statements on Big-10 TV today at 11:00 a.m.

    "I was shocked"

    "In 13 years that I was coach there we did not violate rules".

    "the NCAA needs to come in and investigate again"
  2. AkronBuckeye

    AkronBuckeye Banned

    Sour Grapes...?***

  3. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Just saw it too.

    Asked for his thoughts, Cooper explained that he knew nothing of "$100 handshakes" during his tenure at OSU, and explained that he and his coaching staff regularly held compliance meetings regarding NCAA rules. Cooper says he repeatedly reminded his staff that if they knowingly did anything below the book, they would be fired. Cooper repeated emphatically that he never saw anything along the lines of what is being reported, and that even early in his time at OSU they looked into the summer jobs programs and called employers of OSU players to check on job attendence and salaries.

    Cooper concluded by saying that he thinks the NCAA should reopen the investigation, if only because he knows the program is clean and would be exonerated by another investigation.
  4. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    Honi Soi Qui Mal Y Pense - Shame on He Who Thinks Ill of it.

    Cooper sounds like he's adopting a snake in the grass pose.
  5. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    I would expect JT to say the same thing...if there is nothing to hide we should not quiver at the possibility of the NCAA coming back to sift through the same things again. Bring em on...
  6. VprHis

    VprHis Get off my lawn, you hooligans!

    The only defense against this shit is to open up and dare people to prove anything. I think that's the tack they're on in Cols... and from what I've read, it seems the NCAA is not particularly interested. Maybe public sentiment will push them into something, but I'm thinking this will soon begin to fade away--but it won't go quickly enough to suit any of us.
  7. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    We were all shocked that your ass was there as long as 13 years.

    How the hell would you have known if rules were violated? You never even knew that players were failing classes and would be ineligible.

    Bring them in, let them search for 1 1/2 and find nothing again. The old watch is gone (that was your's Cooper) and the new sheriff is in town. His responsibility was to return the pride to OSU football, both on and off the field.

    Face it Cooper, besides winning lots of games (except the important ones) and putting a lot of players in the NFL, you never brought anything else to the table as OSU's football coach.
  8. martinss01

    martinss01 blissfully stupid

    100% agree. if this goes on much further i think the ncaa will get an invite. but i seriously doubt the ncaa will take them up on it. this attack on tOSU is just as much an attack on the competance of ncaa investigators. espn stating that ncaa investigators were satisified with answers such as "i don't know" in regards to the origins of money. paaaaaaahhlease! :roll2:
  9. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    for the life of me... why is it that the student-athlete seems to have no culpability in these issues... it's only the coaches... and the institution...
  10. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Gary's BN chat indicated that he has heard it is all fueled out of Youngstown(beyond MoC)...just some vindictive people looking to smear JT. He said he doubts the NCAA will pay much attention, ESPN has done a true hatchet job (no kidding:)), and JT will survive this, but AG might call it a day after it all blows over.

    Nothing new, but just sharing.
  11. ohiobuck94

    ohiobuck94 Buckeye Beach Bum

    It's a shame if this is coming out of Youngstown. Tressel and YSU have done alot to help the Youngstown community. When Youngstown was down YSU was about the only good thing that was happening.
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2004

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