The Jim Tressel era is over…  Ohio State University accepted the resignation of the longtime head football coach yesterday amid an NCAA investigation stemming from a tattoo parlor scandal that resulted in several suspensions and fines.  Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith:

The 58-year-old Tressell leaves OSU with a record of 106-and-22. He also led the Buckeyes to eight BCS games and 1 national title during his 10 seasons in Columbus. 

Luke Fickell will serve as the team’s head coach for the 2011 season.

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