...This guy isn't going to be hit with a show-cause?
Tressel Interviewing With Akron
It didn't stop OSU from having him address their team pregame
Also, nothing like swooping in and bumping Luke out an opportunity. I assume that guy wants to be a HC after being one this year. Maybe he just wants to carry Urban's bags, who knows.
Until the NCAA comes back with its verdict. If lunch with "Primetime" gets you a year. This should be good for 15 games or so.
Start the "Akron in the 2014 Sugar Bowl" media reports now....
And what about Kalis... do you think he'll decommit and go to Akron now?
I hope he gets hired there. Michigan plays akron at home on 9/14/2013. I'd love to kick the shit out of him.
will they be talking then considering they'll have lost The Game two years in a row by then?
Lots...have you met Ohio fans?
No words are needed when an ohio fan opens their mouth. Just show them this.
If it's actually an interview, I'd think it was for the coaching job. Do (famous, rich and formerly powerful) people normally interview to be a part of an advisory committee?
Yeah, I feel if you're interviewing who is going to be on the advisory committee, you've got some problems in your AD
It seems like any interview would be for a coaching or AD type job. Yet at the same time I can't wrap my head around why you'd go after a guy who 1. Was considered to be closing in on retirement and 2. Is likely looking at a show cause.
Everyone speculated The Vest bailed to the NFL to avoid the show cause and tarnishing his rep. Interesting that now he tries to come back. If he feels confident enough to start interviewing perhaps this is a sign that the NCAA is going to let everyone off with a stern talking to.
(Also some alert NDNation that Tressel is back on the market. I want to see them go up in smoke.)
I don't understand Akron's position here, either. They would be taking a big chance, although in their eyes it might be worth it. On another note, I had always heard that the only reason Tressel wasn't going to coach forever were his political ambitions, which are obviously out the window at this point.
He might be around for a while, but who knows if he can effectively recruit or win games at Akron, if he's actually looking for the head job there.
Right now, JT could name his political position in Ohio. He would instantly win any election he entered, from city council in any town or village, to state representative, to governor. The people in that state feel as strongly about him as they did (and still do) about Woody. I just don't get it. Fickell gets all the blame for ruining that program, and Tressel "was forced out because his players got a few free tats." That's the mentality of the Ohio fanbase.
I think he was looking at Senate or Governor, I doubt Tressel wants a state rep or mayor job. They're out because Ohio's latest gubernatorial election was 49/47, a Republican was just elected and will probably be up for reelection in 2015. Senate might be a bit better, but there's no way he could beat out Mandel in a primary (mainly because he hasn't started fundraising, he isn't wealthy enough to go it alone and his party establishment is already, well...established pretty well behind another candidate).
On top of that, his name would be absolutely trashed by each and every one of his primary opponents and whoever faced him in the general, as well. I doubt he'd withstand the storm of being called a liar on TV, radio, and in print for a year-long campaign cycle.
...film of aspiring young football player at camp buying a lottery ticket for some Buckeye gear, then cut to Tressel look-alike in his office tearing up the kid's ticket while the voiceover reads the relevant passage from Dohrmann's article.
an election. If you trash him in an ad, you trash OSU, and they will never vote for you.
They have nowhere to go but up. Tressel will put asses in seats and be able to land solid tier 3 Ohio recruits. He's still loved here by most.
My thoughts exactly.
If you're Akron... I mean really, we're talking about Akron here.... You have nothing to lose by hiring him.
If nothing else it creates buzz around the program, which is good.
he hasn't already been hired at USC.
I was in Columbus all week last week and had two conversations with two different people that each said they would re-hire Tressel at OSU. And they were serious! They absolutely no problem with the improper benefits.
The Golden Bobcats insatiable thirst for tattoos will finally be satisfied.
I hope Michigan puts up 70 points on that fucker if he goes to akron.
I also remember laughing like crazy when someone posted this gif on here after he was fired from ohio.
Needs less JoePa these days.
Wow. His name is removed from the B1G trophy and now he should be removed from the animated gif? Dang. Harsh. /s
Classic!!!!! You made my day with this one...
Yesterday, I heard the head coach at Wayne State (Paul Winters) was going to be the next coach at THE Akron State. He's done a remarkable job at Wayne State and did two tours of duty in Akron (the last as OC/QB coach).
Sort of like the Brian Kelly from GVSU to CMU.....not a bad idea that. take a guy with head coaching experience at a lower level team who's seen life at yor prgoram and can adapt to it. Much better than grabbing Tressel and hoping he doesn't get show-caused.
Perhaps they are consulting Tressel about Fickell. Fickell seems more in line for a MAC job than Tressell.
I still think Zook would be a good fit at Akron. They could easily change their name to the Akron Zooks.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
This is so gonna be like Coach Taylor at East Dillon...
Except I don't see Akron ever being good enough to win a HS state title. #borschtbelted
I could see the Colts hiring Tressel. They will clearly be looking for a new coach, and he's already been working there as a replay assistant. He always turned down the NFL before because he didn't want to leave Ohio, but at this point why not give it a try.
If he really is available for NCAA jobs though, UCLA should make a run at him.
After all the noise the UCLA fan base made about Cheatey Petey, there's no way the Tressel hire would go down as an acceptable one. Don't see that happening.
I don't know UCLA seems pretty desperate to me right now. They'll make a run at Chris Peterson and when that likely falls through they'll be left with Kevin Sumlin or bust. I personally don't think Tressel should be allowed back into coaching but if he is I don't think UCLA would hesitate in going after him. I think their fanbase is desperate and would be willing to overlook his indiscretions.
Read through the coaching search threads on Bruins Nation, it's pretty obvious they're picky about who they want the next coach to be, Sumlin gets almost no love there because they see him as unproven. Hiring Tressel would also take away their perceived moral superiority to USC and that's something Bruins fans cherish above all else(see any parallels.........). I get the desperation, but I doubt Tressel gets received with open arms.
I cannot from memory distinguish the smoke from the fire when it comes to what was going on at OSU (other than the failure to report and the tats-for-memorabilia from the suspended players). Did it really turn out to be that bad? Neg me if you want, but I don't see Tressel's failure to report the tats-for-memorabilia issue as egregious given that there was a federal investigation invovling a greater situation going on at the time. Anyway, what do we really know about what happened at OSU?
I knew this stuff would probably get whitewashed out of folks' memory over time, but I'd never have thought it was the federal-investigation excuse that would take root. That was the most transparent crock of the entire affair.
I'm not asking rhetorically when I ask exactly what "this stuff' was...Also, I think we're going to have to agree to disagree on the federal investigation issue. His players were involved in a complex situation in which a suspected drug dealer was being investigated by the FBI. Not wanting to throw a wrench into that by reporting a violation of fairly stupid rules (though rules none-the-less, I agree) is sympathetic to me. That by itself only merited a suspension of Tressel for four games at the most, I think.
While Tressel was in such fear of telling anyone about his players' dealings with Rife because he might interfere with a federal investigation, what did he actually do?
- Inform a third party (Sarniak) about the investigation.
- Arrange with an attorney (Cicero) to have evidence removed and returned to his players.
- Discuss with the same attorney the importance of making sure his players didn't contact Rife by phone because they'd be in deep shit if they were caught in a wiretap.
Sure sounds like the actions of a man whose only interest is maintaining the integrity of a federal investigation, doesn't it?
...this was beaten to death at the time but apparently death wasn't enough: why are these rules stupid? Assuming you're going to have any amateurism rules at all, what's the difference between (1) paying players, and (2) giving players things of value that they can immediately monetize? That's a loophole you could drive a Corvette through; of course there's a rule in place to close it.
This way when OSU fires Meyer, they can make short work of their coaching search. They know a guy, an up and comer...turned a lowly MAC school around, wins games, recruits Ohio well...just the kind of guy who can take OSU to a national championship.
Seriously. This is their verge of the Pete Carroll NFL refuge scam. If they let Tressel's foot back in the door, he'll be at an AQ school within two years tops, running the same filthy cons.
Tressel will coach Akron and all surprisingly good players he will funnel to OSU as transfers. It's genius. Can we get Lloyd to coach a MAC school and act as our feeder program too?
Actually we had that idea first. English just isn't producing. So we sent Hart over to lean on him a little.
Ron's problem is he's not cheating enough to get the potential talent we need to the EMU proving ground. He's going to have to step up his game if he's going to compete with Tress
No, English has suspended players for various transgressions.
I don't know why, but somehow a team called "The Zips" sounds appropriate for Jim Tressel.
is an exclusive interview with Jim Tressel upon being hired at Akron:
(turns to assistant) Where the hell am I?
Tressel: Ahh yes, Akron. The Bobcats, right?
Assistant: Um, no, the Zips
Tressel: What the hell is...oh nevermind. Ladies and gentleman, I can assure you that you will be proud of our young people in the classroom, in the community and most especially in 310 days in *turns to assistant again and whispers* who is our biggest rival? Kent State? Ok then. Most especially in 310 days in Ann Arbor, Michi...er I mean, in Kent, Ohio, on the football field.
Assistant: Ok, it's time to leave.
Tressel: *whispers* ok, time to get out of here *loudly* AND PAY SOME KIDS TO TURN THIS SHITTY TEAM AROUND
Tressel: Damnit, did I just say the loud part quiet and the quiet part loud? Back to the NFL for me! Sell the blue and gold sweater vests.
for Akron. Let's face it, it's the MAC. Who cares that he is close to retirement. The good young coaches leave these MAC teams quickly anyways. No one has better contacts in OH than Tressel. Look around the MAC and you'll see empty stadiums everywhere. Akron will sell tickets no doubt.
However, Sweater Vest would be doing this for the love of the game. Because he would be making a fraction of what he was at Ohio.
...how effective he can be returning to this level. He's going to be occupying the same recruiting space as Solich - once greats now coaching Ohio programs that sit in the shadow of Bowling Green and Miami.
No, damnit. No. This can't happen.
Both my parents grew up in Akron. My dad went to Akron. I was born in Akron and lived there until I was two. All my grandparents lived in Akron when I was a kid and I went there a couple of times a year (holidays, summer, etc). I have all these great memories of Akron and I always like to see the Zips do well (though they never do). I will even give a cheer if the Stadium announcer gives the Akron score.
Now they are going to hire Tressel? How can I cheer for the Zips if the Vest is coaching there? This. Can't. Happen.
...But on the plus side, it looks you can finally tell us what Akron, "Zips" and kangaroos have to do with one another. Puzzling evidence.
wouldnt it be awesome if Akron was able to beat OSU and snap OSU's in-state winning streak? I hate tressel but I hate the university more
Lmao... Thanks for the laugh
Jim "worked" for the Colts this season. He made enough money to make it rain for recruits in Akron. Just sayin'.
Where's the asterisk?
I can now open a tattoo parlor AND a car dealership in Akron !!!! Easy $$$$$$$
Really appreciate it! Come'on! The guy landed a job in the (NFL) booth without trying...there are better gigs minus the visibility.
they get him...He will take recruits from Ohio! Hopefully he takes a few of Urban's guys!
Hey did you hear Urban Meyer is the new coach for Ohio?
...then the new Akron fight song should be...