Jim Tressel hired by Akron?

Submitted by Volverine on February 1st, 2012 at 8:47 PM
Sources have told me that Akron will hold a press conference tomorrow to announce that Jim Tressel has been hired by the university
2/1/12 8:23 PM


That was retweeted by Angelique Changelis. anyone heard anything about this? 


UPDATE: This Cleveland blog is following the story as well. Apparently it's an administrative role. 


UPDATE II: And now it's official. 



Michael From TC

February 1st, 2012 at 11:35 PM ^

He will build his staff and get his program instituted and in 4 years once he has the foundation set, and his show cause expires,  he will step in as head coach and hit the ground running with no transtition. this is disgusting and a HUGE slap in the face to the NCAA. the only good thing is, in a couple years akron will be stealing recruits from Urban.

NOLA Wolverine

February 1st, 2012 at 8:51 PM ^

"hired by the University" is an interesting phrasing. I guess show-cause wouldn't apply if he's not a football coach. His football lectures were epic I hear, maybe he's a professor. 


February 1st, 2012 at 8:54 PM ^

You actually believed that? This is St. Tresel we're talking about here! The NCAA totally owes him one for letting the lid off of the ohio scandal that got him canned, they'll probably chip in a few bucks for his salary cuz he's such a super duper fella!


February 1st, 2012 at 8:59 PM ^

An alumni of Akron. I cannot wait to win at all costs. All kidding aside I am not too happy with this.
<br> Thank the Lord I love the Univ. of Michigan. So nice to win and conduct business with class.


February 2nd, 2012 at 12:22 AM ^

The good start line, plus the reference to Ohio people, makes the following mandatory.

I think Tressel has changed the tide on the MAC. Hell people in Akron are starting to enable him. Never in a million years I would have thought that. Getting innovative with the rule book is a good start.


February 1st, 2012 at 9:08 PM ^

Here's a quote from what Akron sent the reporter:


We share a common interest in innovative programs for student success.

It can definitely be said that Tressel was "innovative" at providing extra benefits to players.  Is that what they mean by "student success?"


February 1st, 2012 at 9:37 PM ^

It's very apparent that Ohio or Mr. T did not get slapped hard enough with sanctions to really have them learn a lesson.   Ohio has a top 5 recruiting class and after a year Tressell will be coaching in colege again.  WTF!!!