Breaking. Per SB Nation / Joe Dunn, Fox Sports 1350, Akron, OH.
Browns to interview Tressel
It's as true as the glenville kids coming to Michigan
Or as true as retired Mack brown going to PSU...
Mack's going to PSU? Cool!!
That has been on some PSU blogs, talk radio.
Tressel is the college coach I think has the best chance of succeeding in the NFL- he will get along very well with pro players and their big egos and get the most out of many of them
I wanted Tress at UM. Dude can coach and recruit.
If Hoke has another down year and the direction isn't looking promising, I'm all on board the Tressel train. Could you imagine the first Game with Urb vs. Vest?
You know he cheated...right?
Haven't you ever heard that if you're not cheating you're not trying hard enough?
Maybe he learned and moved on? We like to talk about practicegate being blown out of proportion...was OSU's situation maybe a little less evil than we all like to believe?
He was a great coach with a perfect sense for the B1G. Tressel isn't going to coach UM, and yeah he's got a black mark on his record, but I'd like to believe he could redeem himself.
That's just my opinion, however. Sorry it angered so many of you.
I'd take him if Hoke couldn't right the ship.
I for one, don't really view what JT did as cheating (atleast at OSU), it was more of him being too loyal to his players, not knowing when to put his foot down. Maybe he learned from it, maybe he didn't. But if/when he does coach again, I wouldn't bet against him. I wish the Fords would give him a call.
He wasn't exactly a saint at Youngstown State, either. I'd prefer he not get his third strike at UofM.
Yeah, because NCAA enforcement is so important. They'd cut him a deal.
I was on campus during the glorious John Cooper era. Cooper was a good coach, and did things the right way. The problem was, he couldn't beat Michigan.
Hire Tressel, throw the NCAA rules out the window, and WHAMMY!
Ohio hasn't looked back.
I think dropping football as a varsity sport is preferable to hiring Tressel.
I'm serious, but also understand it's not likely. Just an opinion.
Which fan base would he need more protection from?
was hoping maybe you forgot the /s?
Dude turned a blind eye to violations of NCAA rules at both schools he coached.
This. Is Completely and Factual and Accurate. People should open their eyes. That program, under Tressel, as well as they performed on the field, was an absolute train wreck. I hope that we haven't come to the point of selling our souls to the Devil, becuase that is the suggestion made above. Geesshhhh!
As there is no way to Cheat in the pros, I don't imagine Tressel being interested.
Oh, that's not cheating...jeez, that's like stealing signs in baseball, expected. Tressel laughs at spy gate
You mean the Browns don't have a few wealthy boosters that can slip a few extra dollars to star players under the table? Very unlikely in the pros as it would be a drop in the bucket, but Dick Vermiel got in trouble for promising his kicker a case of wine if he kicked well.
Regardless, it will be the first that Tressel has heard of it, but he will look into it right away (and wish you a happy Easter !!)
I think the Vermiel issue was with the Union in the pros. The wine was an issue with collective bargaining
Adam Schefter reporting that Brown's officials are saying this is false
@AdamSchefter: Browns official on team's reported interview of former Ohio State HC Jim Tressel: "Totally false. A lot of BS coming out about us."
There's no need to interview Tressel, we already knew they were crazy when they fired Chud. Mission accomplished.
I'll be really surprised, fwiw, if he joined a pro team. I think he's more likely to be the president at Akron.
First, he'll have to become their head coach and then fire the president.
I'm not a Browns fan, but my understanding is that a number of fans would be pleased if Tressel managed to fire their owner...
Cleveland needs to get their house in order. Losing year after year is one thing, there's a whole lot of NFL franchises that do that, but this monkey rodeo going on in their front office conference room needs to conclude pretty soon here. Do they not have press relations people?
It would be hard for him to make the adjustment to working with a salary cap.
...professional team head coaching experience.
might not be paid as much as the 'bucks. Zinga!
Twitter is on fire today, you guys.
For what? A job administering player UA's?
Only distantly related to this story but amusing all the same, the Plain-Dealer ran a story (with video) about three 10-year olds thata made their own pitch to the Browns to hire Jim Tressel. The video focuses on the record and tries to dispell the idea of "Tresselball" when it comes to playcalling, but it is interesting that even young fans are taking to the Net to express their wishes for the direction of the Browns in this way.
Why isn't Urban considered for any of the NFL jobs, btw?
If we're being serious and ignoring the cheating...he's a college coach. Period. Just watch that 30 for 30 - Youngstown Boys.
IMO, Pitt should've hired him (if his ban was over, not sure that it was). If Dantonio ever left MSU and Narduzzi was gone, it wouldn't shock me if Tress went to MSU.
Tressel got a five year show cause order. It's not the same as a ban, but it's close enough.
It is my fondest hope that Dan Snyder decides he needs to make a splash with a big name and gets Urban to go coach the Skins. I'm not too proud.
He already tried that with Spurrier - he may have learned from that fiasco but you never know.
health issues to arise.
Shouldn't the title of this thread be changed?
At least to RUMOR: Browns to interview Tressel
Even though the RUMOR has been dispelled.
The man's a genius when it comes to raffles and lotteries; surely he could help the #17 or #18 team beat the odds and land that first pick.