This is from Peter King's MMQB column at cnnsi.com:
"The 'victory bell' rings two times -- when we win and when else?''
-- Ohio State coach Jim Tressel, in a pop quiz to his weekly "Coaching Football'' class on campus at Ohio State, according to a story in Friday's Wall Street Journal.
One of the 49 students in class said, "Third down?''
"Third down? No! At graduation,'' replied Tressel.
The Journal reported that Tressel is the only major-college football coach to teach a class in-season. His class convenes early in the morning, twice a week, on the Columbus campus.*
Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/peter_king/10/04/week4/3.html#ixzz11UEippCz
It's just too bad Coaching Football wasn't available in time for Big Kat Katzenmoyer's collegiate education. Sounds like there's some seriously though-provoking, like heavy, significant shit being dicussed in Professor Tressel's little seminar there.
Seriously, Tressel's ability to manipulate the (admittedly gerbil-brained) media into believing that everything he does is in the interest of the fine young men of his football team - even when that includes creating an entirely bullshit course that would make Jim Harrick proud - is simply astounding.
*His class convenes early in the morning, for Pete's sake! That's old-fashoned values and well-shined shoes STRAIGHT TO YOUR MOTHERFUCKING BRAIN right there, lawya.)
EDIT: Some members of the MGoBoard have notified me that either only one football player has taken this course, or only one has ever received an A for the course, or something along these lines. Suffice it to say that this is not a class stocked with football players. HOWEVA, the overall bullshit level is still high, augmented by the fact that apparently Tressel sends his kids out to break down film of high school games, thus giving his program a nice little free archive of recruiting tape. Overall, this sounds like a PR effort and/or a chance for Tressel to try to make himself look more like Woody. Your opinion may differ.