The Associated Press is reporting that Ohio State Football Coach Jim Tressel has resigned as head football coach.
The University made the announcement Monday morning. Tressel said in a statement that he met with University officials and agreed that it is in Ohio State’s best interest that he resign.
The school said Luke Fickell, an assistant head coach under Tressel, will serve as interim head coach for the 2011-2012 season.
University President E. Gordon Gee said the University’s "public purposes" and "tradition of excellence" are guiding its actions.
Tressel and the football program have been under investigation by the NCAA for possible rules violations.