Web Poll Results

Do you agree Urban Meyer's "swift justice" in dismissing 2 players for their off the field problems?

96.62% Yes
3.37% No

Comment: not only do i agree i wish he would have been here to handle the other situations the same way. i think if you violate rules you should not be allowed to attend on a scholarship.

Comment: Yes, he needs to show that if they break the rules, no mercy. Things have gotten out of control.

Comment: 100% agree!

Comment: I absolutely agree with his decision. It shows that he will not put up with any nonsense from our players.

Comment: crack heads go to college

Comment: IF WE ARE GOING TO RELOAD THEN WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO BAD BULLETS IN THE BOX.I AM A OSU FAN AND I HAVE SEEN TO MUCH GETTING AWAY WITH THIS AND THAT AND NOT SEEING THE REAL OSU TAKE THE FIELD BECAUSE OF WHAT IS TAKING THE FIELD WITH THEM. WAKE UP NO MORE PLAYING OSU FOOTBALL PLAYERS YOU HAVE DUTY TO OSU AND TO YOUR EDUCATION.

Comment: these players are suppose to set an example for younger generations not to mention they represent the state...Morals are important when you decide to take the position.

Comment: It is time for the holier than thou punks to be put in their place.

Comment: Absolutely.

Comment: The faster he dismisses these "entitled" athletes the better. They need to be held accountable

Comment: If Jim would have done this he would have still been the Coach.

Comment: It's about time that we, Ohio State, stopped coddling these young adults just because they can play a game. Wake up time for all. Tressel's gone and "playtime" is over.

Comment: I think the coach is in the right to do this, If your going to do something stupid that you know is not right then you should not play.

Comment: We don't need anymore bad press. It was very sad what happened to Jim Tressel because he didn't act quickly. Jim Tressel is a huge loss for our community and football team. Stand behind Tressel when we are winning and them bad mouth him when he makes a mistake.

Comment: It should have been this way all along.

Comment: After the past five to ten years of problems?? He's just nipping the problem in the bud; before there are more in his tenure. I hope it continues.

Comment: Absolutely. We don't need any more ineligible player situations in the future. Good for him!

Comment: Athletic director at OSU should have been fired when Tressel was fired...he is shady...also the football team has done there time and paid penalties for selling their OWN stuff...why keep punishing the team...other colleges need to be investigated also not just the Buckeyes!!!

Comment: The strict consequences sends a message to players that NCAA and team violations will not be tolerated.

Comment: He dad to set the tone for the rest of the team.

Comment: YES, LET'S BRING HONOR BACK TO THE PROGRAM . LET'S BE PROUD OF OUR BUCKYES ON AND OFF THE FIELD....

Comment: THEY NEED TO LET THESE KIDS KNOW ITS NOT THERE RIGHT TO BE AT A COLLEGE ITS A PRIVELIGE

Comment: Being a part of the OSU football team is a once in a lifetime achievement. If certain people want to act like thugs, and think they can break rules just because they play for OSU.. Well guess what YOU'RE wrong! Meyer is the best thing to happen to OSU since 2002.

Comment: i totally agree lets win w/o thugs on the team, we need to gain back out integrity as well as our skills!

Comment: It is about time we send a message, "no thugs allowed"

Comment: I think that is making an example that if you mess up.. your gone.

Comment: All of the players have been getting off way too easy for way too long. They are not children as a lot of people like to believe!! If you can go to prison for murder when you are a teenager, then these guys are not children and should be subject to the same rules as everyone else!!

Comment: He needs to let the other players no that hes not accepting any thing other than the best- the best behavior, the best players, and the best academics. I think thats the key to a great season!

Comment: Yes, They have scholarships and they should work hard for the right to use them. Other students don't have their privileges they should appreciate it!

Comment: If Tressel had done the same thing, he would still have a job!

Comment: Meyers is showing his leadership and he will be another Woody Hayes. No Crap from these players or your out.. Great Leadship...

Comment: They are old enough to know what they were doing was wrong & getting cought has a price. Was it worth it guys?

Comment: If college students aren't capable of understanding the rules and following them, they aren't ready to be a Buckeye- how many scandals do they need to learn how to act?

Comment: Maybe this what Ohio State needs. A coach doesn't put up with bull**** from the players. Amen

Comment: You go Urban.......this is sending a message to other players. Something that should have been a long time ago.

Comment: Set the tone from the start!

Comment: Absolutely; sense of entitlement too common among student athletes and the misconception of being above all others.

Comment: Most definitely YES. Send a message loud and clear right out of the gate. Maybe these kids on full scholarships will learn to appreciate a free education and what it means to have the privelege to play football at a major university.

Comment: these kids get thousands of dollars in free money for school. i paid $80,000 dollars to send my daughter to Capital Univ. Kick the idiots out and let them realize what they do not deserve.

Comment: He needs to let then know he means business, not Monkey business

Comment: Yes. These kids need to realize it is a privilege to play for such an amazing school and program, not a right. You mess up, you get benched (or in this case-kicked off the team). We (Buckeyes) need to bring some positive reinforcement back to the OSU program.

Comment: Absolutly-Good way to have a fresh start this year.Follow the rules or leave.

Comment: There has to be expectations, a college education is a huge priveledge, and should be treated as such

Comment: Yes I agree if the can not behave then they should not get the privelege to play

Comment: urban appears as a no nonsense type of guy and is setting presedence. program needs cleaned up

Comment: Absolutely. Period. End of discussion. Too many players have been given too many chances!!!

Comment: Absolutely! It's about time. You break the rules, you suffer the consequences.

Comment: KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK,YOU ARE IN CHARGE,THE PLAYER'S ARE NOT IN CHARGE,YOU ARE.. THANK you

Comment: I think the players need to learn that breaking the rules will not be tolerated. You go Urban. Go Bucks!

Comment: He's taking over a TOP 5 program that's been falling down for 2 years. The first chance you get to make an example of a situation...YOU TAKE IT.

Comment: HOPEFULLY, THEY ARE DOING COMMUNITY SERVICE ON THE EAST SIDE OF YOUR EMERALD CITY, MAYBE WE CAN HAVE A LIVE BROADCAST OF THAT, MAYBE.?

Comment: The hammer should be dropped on these punks who don't act right! They have an opportunity that most people don't get and they should act properly or hit the road!

Comment: it's about time someone has the balls to stand up

Comment: Yes. If tressel would of reacted like this maybe he would still have his job.

Comment: It is about time we have a coach that does not put up with this behavior. Good job Urban!

Comment: Absolutely I agree. If the players cannot behave themselves in public, then they should not be allowed on the team

Comment: yes keep up the good work

Comment: You got to be kidding asking a question like this of course he has to.

Comment: Maybe, just maybe, these young recruits will learn they are not "entitled and exempt from rules" just because they were recipients of scholarships.

Comment: I couldnt care less about football...let's get all these crooks in jail

Comment: Swift Justice is needed in these cases. If nothing is done this type thing keeps happening

Comment: He need to set the tone of things to come. He needs to show the players who is in charge.

Comment: These kids are thugs who wouldn't be able to even get into OSU except for their ability to play a game. The kids need to learn that they are being given an opportunity that they otherwise would never qualify for. In return they should be expected to follow the rules. If they can't walk the line, kick them to the streets...

Comment: Absolutely!!!

Comment: Yes! Nip their little smug attitudes in the bud before it becomes a big problem!

Comment: I am in total support of his decisions. A message has to be sent to these players that they represent The Ohio State University and Columbus, Ohio

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