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Jim Tressel resigned as Ohio State football coach on Monday amid a pending NCAA disciplinary hearing.

The announcement came less than three months after Ohio State President Gordon Gee and Athletic Director Gene Smith said that they would support Tressel after allegations that he used ineligible players last season and withheld information about rules violations.

“After meeting with university officials, we agreed that it is in the best interest of Ohio State that I resign as head football coach,” Tressel said in a statement the university released Monday morning.  “The appreciation that Ellen and I have for the Buckeye Nation is immeasurable.”

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