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Scandal tarnishes Tressel, Ohio State

Originally Published: March 8, 2011
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

"The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour."

Ohio State coach Jim Tressel included that Japanese proverb on Page 193 of his book, "The Winners Manual For The Game of Life."

Eight pages later, there's this nugget from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: "It takes less time to do the right thing than to explain why you did it wrong."

In 10 years as the Buckeyes' coach, Tressel has often showed us his teams can't win big games.

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