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03:19 PM ET 10.11 | Did Ohio State defensive coordinator Luke Fickell get a Columbus pizza delivery driver fired for a joke about the Buckeyes' defense? Seems somewhat unlikely, and the school is denying the young man's story:

Well, then Ohio State sent out this message about the, uh, incident: A slight (or a flippant remark or an inappropriate comment) was made by an employee of a retail establishment to Mrs. Fickell. The Fickells DID NOT call the manager to complain. The manager found out about the incident (presumably from someone at the restaurant). The manager called the Fickells to ask what was said by his employee. They told him. And just like they did not place a call to complain, they also did not ask that anyone be fired. In fact, they feel terrible that this person lost his job. All they did was order pizza.

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October 11, 2012  03:36 PM ET

Pizza Boy said Gatorade is better...

October 11, 2012  03:38 PM ET

Dayum.


Wonder what would've happened if he had made a flippant remark to Meyer's wife? Probably would've been tossed in the clink with Brutus the Bootyranger.

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October 11, 2012  03:39 PM ET
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Pizza Boy said Gatorade is better...

He said "We run a SEC-speed-delivery system here, faster than all the rest of the B1G-slow delivery places".

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October 11, 2012  07:06 PM ET

Luke may be looking for this kid's position, if he doesn't improve the D a little more!

GO BUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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October 12, 2012  07:16 AM ET

I wonder if the pizza delivery boy was Tressle brother?

October 12, 2012  07:30 AM ET

Man what a **** thread/storey, must be slow at FN if this is all they can find to write about. Hey Hippy wasn't that yer favorite pizza delivery guy?

October 12, 2012  07:31 AM ET
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It's a pizza for pizza's sake.

I wonder how many pizzas does the fickle family eat? That is why fire Dick Tressel over a comment on the defense.

October 12, 2012  07:34 AM ET
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Man what a **** thread/storey, must be slow at FN if this is all they can find to write about. Hey Hippy wasn't that yer favorite pizza delivery guy?

Second best...I fell sorry that I passed they boy my bong before the Fickle delivery! Now I need to break in another guy. What is Charlie Sheen doing these days?

October 12, 2012  07:35 AM ET

Do you think Luke wanted the pizza boys job for himself?

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October 12, 2012  10:18 AM ET
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The firing, if it did in fact happen, had nothing to do with the assessment of the OSU defense. It occurred because a comment was made at all. There are some things that are unacceptable on any job. This kid was employed to deliver pizza, not evaluate a given customer's job performance and then make wise a**ed coments about it. If I were his boss I would've fired him too.

Yes and I am sure you would have sent your mother over to tell the manager. Somethings come with the territory...Pizza delivery and TSUN grad's. I hope this will be lesson to Luke and he should make sure not to have any more pizza's delivered as I sure they will be a little soggy!

 
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