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Jim Tressel



    Recruiting is such an inexact science. I remember a former staff member here, when we said we were going to offer A.J. Hawk a scholarship, he said, 'Oh, man. That's like a (Division) 1-AA fullback coming here.' Now, A.J. will be able to buy a few things here in a few weeks.

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    I told (my wife) that there's a three-month aftermath that you better be able to handle, because it's real. I think the worst thing we could do is push it away and say, 'Hey, it's not happening. We don't have time for this,' because we worked so hard to get to that point. ... But the reality is (our opponents the next year) are going to come after us.

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    I would have preferred that he had gotten some live snaps and some live butterflies (last week), but that's not the case. As soon as he gets hit by one of those white helmets, he'll be ready to go.

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    The beauty of it is any time someone does something within their (defensive) package, then that's going to open up other things. Maybe if they change what they do on Teddy's side, then (receiver) Anthony Gonzalez has a chance, (receiver) Santonio Holmes or whoever.

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    I love his intensity. I love his detail. He?s on top of every single thing. But maybe most important, I love the way his guys play, and that?s a tribute to his staff.

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    We certainly appreciate what those young men and women are doing for our country.

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