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Jim Tressel's Resignation Letter: 'We Will Be Buckeyes Forever'

As we all know, Jim Tressel resigned as the head coach of the Ohio State University football team on Monday. We now have the resignation letter he sent to athletic director Gene Smtih from The most interesting part is probably the end.

After meeting with university officials, we agreed that it is in the best interest of Ohio State that I resign as head football coach.

The recent situation has been a distraction for our great university and I make this decision for the greater good of our school.

The appreciation that  Ellen and I have for the Buckeye Nation is immeasurable. We have been blessed to work with the finest group of young men in America and we love them dearly. In addition, we cannot thank you enough ... the high school coaches we have worked with over these many years.

We know that God has a plan for us and we will be fine. We will be Buckeyes forever.

That's kind of an interesting notion. It will be interesting to see how the Ohio State family treats Tressel in the future, and how they remember his tenure. He had plenty of success there, but all of that could get wiped out in the coming months and years. Interesting indeed.

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