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Hey BBS, PLEASE do the fanbase a favor, NO TRESSEL

These growing rumors of Tressel being hired as the head man have me feeling quite queasy, for the reasons you just stated in your article and more http://www.stampedeblue.com/2012/1/23/2727410/tony-dungy-doesnt-know-who-jim-irsay-will-hire-hearing-jim-tressel.

If only in a minor way (though I think it's larger than minor), I think it's obvious our owner reads your blog. Please tweet, or in some way, make a strong point that will be delivered directly to him through your sources, regarding just how HIGHLY this would infuriate a fragile season ticket base that has many Peyton Manning-only fans among it (sad, but is simply reality).

I've had 4 seas tickets since I had the financial means upon graduating from Purdue in 2004, and while it will be tough, I'll be more than understanding if we have to cut ties with our beloved 4-time MVP and go with Luck, for the long-term good of things due to the contract situation. But if we hire this liar/cheater, I will STRONGLY consider not renewing. And I don't think he's a bad coach, I think he's strong at the X's and O's even though I dislike "Tressel-ball") but he's not the guy for this city, and certainly not at this time. Belichick is a fantastic coach, one of the best, yet many of us would highly dislike him as a coach for the time he was outed as a cheater.

One final thought on the subject, I believe Irsay is a smart guy and one of the best owners in the league. We've seen a few situations of smoke and mirrors from him in the last year regarding his coaches and front office, and most of those situations I think have turned out for the better (time will tell on all of those fires/hires). Maybe Irsay is making it look like we're going to hire a guy that 80% of the fanbase would highly dislike (hell, you could argue, people would be just as mad as if Caldwell had been retained), just to make it seem like an undeniable net positive when he and Grigson instead hire a new, green guy that maybe not many of us know, or had thought much of, or some think is a reach like J Gray or M Trestman. My preference from afar is still Zimmer or Carmichael.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors.

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