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More (internal) OSU football fallout?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, May 15, 2011.

  1. Didn't see this anywhere yet ...
    Apparently Jim Tressel has forced football spokeswoman Shelly Poe out and into the bowels of OSU sports.

    Wonder what gives?
    Poe did a pretty good job at WVU. I read somewhere she and Tressel had been at odds for a little while now.
    Tressel's in hot water, along with the entire program and they boot a HOF SID into one of the least interesting sports in athletic department? Whoa.
  2. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Evil... Thy Name Is Jim Tressel.
  3. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    Maybe she didn't want to be tarred with the Tressel brush.
  4. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    She was probably doing her job trying to protect the image of the institution and that presented a conflict with protecting Tressel's image.
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Almost all the big-wheel football coaches want a separate public-relations flunky under their own personal control, working only theoretically under the umbrella of the university's sports information department.

    That way if there's ever an NCAA investigation/job-jumping media feeding frenzy, they have a PR mouthpiece working for THEM, not the university.
  6. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    A little backgrounder from Brooks:

    I'd forgotten about that Richard Lewis thing.
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    yep. Poe didn't go along with her flunky role with sufficient deference for Tressel, so now he's bringing in a stooge who will.

    Very very shortly, somebody higher up in the food chain -- if there is such a person -- is going to have to decide who is running the university.
  8. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Good stuff. Hopefully she'll be back on football and Tressell will be fired by August.
  9. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    I always bristle at that Pryor kind of thing — a PR person saying "so-and-so will not answer questions about..." and then getting in someone's face if they ask about it. Hey, pal: If they're not going to answer questions about it, let them not answer. That in no way means (nor should it) "thou shalt not ask about..."
  10. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    This is beyond stunning. Shelly is outstanding, phenomenal, tremendous...all those adjectives put together. And Jerry? Well, he's not the worst I have ever worked with, but he will have to work his butt off for a lot of years to even approach Shelly Poe. WTF is going on in Columbus???
  11. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    This is the main thing that 99.99% of the SID populace does not understand. I say this as someone who came up through the SID office at my school and whose first job after college was in an SID. I did not get this at all -- COULD NOT COMPREHEND IT -- until I left the office and began covering the beat.
  12. podunk press

    podunk press Active Member

    You never know.

    After the last six months of dealing with football, maybe she WANTED this.
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