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Ohio State AD Gene Smith's Job Is Safe, According To Reports

Despite all of the issues that the Ohio State athletic department is having with their football team right now, AD Gene Smith's job is not in jeopardy, according to Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee. Even though there are some calls for Smith, and even the President himself, to lose their jobs, the University won't dismiss, or accept the resignation of any other high ranking officials.

All of this comes on the heels of former coach John Cooper saying that the blame for the recent divelopments should be shared with the University, as well as coach Tressel.

"Compliance is not doing their job when this kind of stuff happens and they act like they don’t know about it. When I was coaching over there, compliance was around everywhere. It’s almost like they were trying to find us violating a rule."

But the University doesn't seem to be taking Cooper's advice very seriously. Dan Wetzel wrote a column for Yahoo in which he expresses how surprised he is that the blame even got as high as the head coach himself. It rarely gets that high in these situations, but if they were able to get the head coach, than it is safe to assume that the blame will probably end there. We might find out at some point that Gene Smith and E. Gordon Gee had more to do with these infractions than we know, but until then, it seems like they're job is safe.

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