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Terrelle Pryor Thinks Ohio State Needs To Bring Back Jim Tressel

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first_imgJim Tressel watches the action during the BCS title game.NEW ORLEANS – JANUARY 07: Jim Tressel, head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks the sidelines during the AllState BCS National Championship against the Louisiana State University Tigers on January 7, 2008 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Ohio State head coach Ryan Day may have the confidence of the athletic department and his predecessor, Urban Meyer, but some remain unconvinced. Among them is former Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who gave his thoughts on who he would have preferred to replace Meyer.Speaking to TMZ Sports this past week, Pryor nominated former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel as the man best-suited to replace Meyer.“We need to get Jim Tressel back,” Pryor tells TMZ Sports.Video of the interview, via TMZ:Tressel accumulated seven Big Ten conference titles and a national title during his ten years at Ohio State.He now serves as President of Youngstown State University, where he previously coached football from 1986 to 2000.It’s a potentially controversial opinion to be sure, especially considering the role Pryor had in the scandal that eventually forced Tressel to resign.Pryor was one of several players on the Ohio State football team that was suspended prior to the 2011 season for exchanging memorabilia for free tattoos.The NCAA accused Tressel of lying about his knowledge of the memorabilia exchange, and he resigned before the 2011 season.Following Tressel’s resignation, the NCAA vacated all of his wins from the 2010 season and imposed a brief bowl ban.[TMZ Sports]last_img read more

Security Council readies for ministerial meeting on terrorism next week

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According to the announcement, the debate on 20 January will provide an opportunity for the 15-nation Council to examine the results of the activities of its Counter-Terrorism Committee that was established in the wake of the terrorist attacks against the United States on 11 September 2001.The meeting will also allow Council members to make a political assessment of the actions that have been taken and consider formulating new guidelines to improve the effectiveness of the fight against terrorism.The purpose is also to give new impetus to international action to combat the scourge of terrorism, the announcement said. read more