Resolute Voice:With all due respect, I agree with all but one
particular word in your post. I would make the case that We should all learn
from Tressel's "choice." Mistake seems to infer unintended
action, while choice infers deliberate action and his choice to withhold the
truth is the reason he was compelled to resign.
While it is admirable that the players are loyal to their coach, the saddest
failure is that their coach failed at a key component of his job. Tressels
responsibility was not just to coach X's and O's it was teaching core values
that extend beyond the football field. Hard work and tenacity are only a part of
the equation. Honesty and integrity have to be more than just catchphrases or
buzzwords. Some principles are larger than college football. We should all learn
from Tressel's mistake. We are all worthy of second chances and Tressel will
have his. Hopefully Tressel and his players will be better off when it arrives.