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Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Buckeyes honor Tressel with wristbands

By Adam Rittenberg

Quarterback Braxton Miller and most of his fellow Ohio State freshmen met with reporters earlier Wednesday, and we learned a few things.
The most talked-about element from Wednesday's session were the wristbands several freshmen wore, emblazoned with the letters "JT," for Tressel. Ohio State players will pay tribute to their former coach with the wristbands this season. Freshman defender Steve Miller said he received his wristband from a member of the coaching staff.

Not surprisingly, the wristbands are making their away around the blogosphere. While there are bound to be some jokes, I have no issue with Ohio State players honoring Tressel. He helped bring the players to Columbus, where he enjoyed a decade of success, and remains a presence in their lives.

Despite his mistakes, he still has a lot of respect and credibility in the locker room.

It'll be interesting to see if Ohio State fans get in on the JT wristband trend.