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