Jim Tressel will resign as head coach of the Ohio St. Buckeyes on Monday, the Columbus Dispatch is reporting. The Dispatch, which has been all over the Ohio State program in recent months, shares a memo from president E. Gordon Gee, which spells out the resignation about as clearly as possible:
I write to let you know that later this morning we will be announcing the resignation of Jim Tressel as head coach of the University's football program.
Gee says that, upon reviewing guidance from a special committee, he's decided to accept Tressel's resignation.
Ohio State football remains in the middle of a memorabilia-for-tattoos scandal and a cheap cars scandal, which have easily become conflated at times as the walls appear to close in. Tressel was already suspended for five games in 2011 -- up, at his request, from the two games he'd originally been docked -- and would've seen his team go without the services of Terrelle Pryor and others for almost half the season.
Tressel will leave with a 106-22 record as Buckeyes coach, which includes six straight Big Ten titles and the 2002 national title.