Clarett bulked up a lot b/c last year everyone was all over Greg Jones for being so huge. Clarett put up 22 reps which was one of the highest totals. He was never super fast, but his 4.7-4.8 times are not a fair representation, and this is coming from someone who is not at all a fan of his. If he drops 10-15 lbs, he should easily be able to break into the 4.6's, which is not blazing fast but much more respectable.
As for the issues at OSU, a lot of what is read or heard or whatever else is just a lot of BS. If everything Clarett whined about was true, it should be in one way or another, provable. Im sure OSU does some things that are not exactly within the rules, but you are kidding yourselves if you dont think every major program isnt doing the exact same thing. Is it right? No, but programs are always going to bend the rules as far as possible and try to find as many loopholes as they can.
OSU athletic director Andy Gieger resigned (about time, I have always hated this guy) as result of this issue and the basketball problems we had. Hopefully things will start getting at least better as a result of this.
As for Tressel, its hard to get a read on him. Sometimes I think hes that upstanding guy that he portrays, and others I think its all a front. I do know that he has suspended players for very minor things, and it would be hard for me to think he would hold other players in so much more of a higher regard than others. Hell he already demoted our QB for next year...