White the rest of Buckeye Nation waits, Aunt Bebe — aka “Buckeye Bebe” — does what she does best. She has written to Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel, sending him her best wishes and complete, heartfelt support.
And now, Coach Tressel has responded. In a note she sent to Kish and me this week, she reported that Coach Tressel sent her a card and wrote: “Bebe, you are the best. We will grow from this adversity. God bless you and yours. Sincerely, Jim Tressel.” Aunt Bebe adds: “P.S. He had my day!” I have to believe that Buckeye Bebe’s unflinching encouragement and backing has helped to make Coach Tressel’s day, too.
Say what you will about Coach Tressel and his conduct in connection with this latest incident, but can we all agree that, at heart, he is a good man? His attention to small gestures, like writing a personal note to a huge fan, his tremendous community involvement, and his support for countless charitable causes says a lot about his character and his class.