Originally Posted by Triumph
Wont OSU face sanctions?
Yes, just like Oregon, USC, NCarolina, and many other big time schools will.
However, those sanctions will have no bearing (or little bearing) on the future of the football program, besides losses of scholarships (which could be argued as being serious in the future).
Their Sugar bowl victory over Arkansas may also be 'taken away' whatever that really means in the big picture?
Tressel left...Pryor left...the others are serving a penalty which has already been agreed to by the NCAA of 5 games.
Future scholarships will be taken away, and possible games that have already been played will be forfeited (at worst).
What else can be done? Considering that Tressel resigned under the scrutiny, and Pryor also left. The NCAA doesn't have to do much else, considering they already lost their star coach, and star QB...for good.
In other words, OSU already made the worst-case scenario a reality...it can't get much worse, and since the majority of the sanctions were about those 2 people, their work will be somewhat easy to figure out. In the harshest punishment possible, they may not allow them to go to a major bowl for a yr or two, but since they are the winningest college football program in the last 15 years, it's still a pretty damn good job for the future (from Vrabel's perspective)