Jim Tressel To Meet with Akron: Are the Zips and Tressel a Good Fit?
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Sometimes after you make a mistake in life, you’re forced to swallow your pride, pick yourself up off the ground and begin to work your way back up the ladder.
Such is the case for former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel, who resigned from his duty with the Buckeyes back in May amid a scandal that tarnished his once pristine reputation.
Tressel was one of the most celebrated icons of college football during his tenure in Columbus, but now just a few months after his departure, he is faced with the reality of being a soon to be 59-year-old head coach with a big blemish on his resume.
Sure, Tressel should have enough money from the many millions he made from his time coaching at Ohio State to retire and live out a happy life, but the coaching fire could also still be burning down inside his soul. You know that he simply can’t be happy with how things ended with the Buckeyes.
If Tressel wants to rebuild his legacy, it’s not going to happen by him sitting up in the booth as the replay consultant for an Indianapolis Colts team that most people have already completely forgotten about.
No, if Tressel wants to truly rebuild his legacy, he’s got to get back in the game, and he’s got to find another major head coaching job.
Now saying that is easy, but actually getting the offer from a major program is a whole different story.
Still, there apparently is some interest for Tressel’s services out there. He’ll reportedly be meeting with officials from Akron University sometime this week, according to the Lake County Sentinel.
For those who aren’t big into Akron football, yes, the Zips are an FBS team.
Well, barely. They’ve won exactly five games in the last three seasons in the mighty MAC.
Yes, this would basically be like starting at the bottom for Tressel, who got his coaching career started at Akron back in 1975.
Thinking about seeing that sweater vest on a college football field in the state of Ohio is certainly something interesting to ponder, but in reality, Akron fans better not get their hopes up and start making welcome signs for Jim Tressel just yet.
Sure, bringing in a high-profile coach would certainly add some credibility to the program, but given all that went on with Tressel at Ohio State recently, he’s just too dangerous for any school to touch right now.
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