Lions President: "If [Hiring Jim Tressel] Helps Us Win, I'll Tattoo a Buckeye on My Forehead."

By DJ Byrnes on January 16, 2014 at 12:09p
Former OSU coach Jim Tressel

Jim Tressel still has interest in the NFL, and with his old friend Jim Caldwell being hired as Detroit Lions' head coach, many speculate Tressel could be brought in as an offensive coordinator/advisor to the offense. Detroit president Tom Lewand is a Michigan Man, so he knows first-hand the prowess of Jim Tressel:

And Lions president Tom Lewand, a University of Michigan alum, says he would have no problem adding Tressel to the staff if it makes the team better.

"If it helps us win, I'll tattoo a Buckeye on my forehead," Lewand said.

Hopefully you know a good tattoo artist, Lewand, because we'd hate to see a Michigan Man go back on his word.

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Imagine that hiring. Football fans in That State Up North cheering for a team coached by Jim Tressel. Lions make that happen. Please.

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

45has2's picture

Lions fans had no problem cheering for Spiels during his tenure in DeRiot.

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AndyVance's picture

This is going to make the Browns look even dumber (is that even possible?), if Senator Tressel ends up coaching in That State Up North instead of on Ohio's north shore.

osu07asu10's picture

First thought I had

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The 0 is silent.

TMac's picture

(is that even possible?)

Ummmmm, NO!!

ONE Not Done!

Unky Buck's picture

Let's be patient. They're doing a methodical search for a strong coach!

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

buckeyerose's picture

The browns are the joke of the NFL.  If the Lions hire JT I guess I'll be watching them play.  

First ever undisputed National Champions! OH! 

trock's picture

Agree. I am a Cowboys fan, but if the Lions hire JT I will root for them as long as it doesn't hurt Dallas.
Perks of going 8-1 agaisnt that team

buckIalum's picture

Agreed. Go Lions!

Mi.Buckeye's picture

Being a Lions fan is no different than being a Browns fan. You start the season off by saying this is the season and then you are disappointed by the end because they didn't even make the playoffs.

Unky Buck's picture

...and then you are disappointed by the end...

Usually it's by the 3rd game.

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Chief B1G Dump's picture

As a native Toledo-an, Buckeye graduate and Detroit Lions fan...MAKE THIS SHIT HAPPEN CALDWELL!!!
This could make Caldwell's hiring worth it for me...otherwise its barf.

buckeyestu's picture

Lewand can always ask Pryor to guide him to a tattoo artist, pretty sure Pryor knows of many.

BuckeyeSki's picture

"If it helps us win, I'll tattoo a Buckeye on my forehead," Lewand said.

Ed Rife does good work I hear...
Too soon?

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doodah_man's picture

LMFAO! Well played sir!

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NC_Buckeye's picture

About Lewand getting a jail-house tattoo from Ed Rife. Playing hepatitis roullette to ensure Detroit victories = definite street cred IMO.

chitown buckeye's picture

As a guy who dislikes everything Brown's, this is an ultimate troll move to all Cleveland fans! Love it!

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PittBuckeye's picture

I think it's mostly OSU fans who would want Tress, most Browns fans could care less about him otherwise. And I'd guess OSU fans of other NFL teams wouldn't hate to see the vest come on down either.
Not sure this quite has the zing you thought.

PittBuckeye's picture

Do they even make Detroit Lions sweater vests? I'd hate for Jim to have to get those custom made.

Hello_Heisman's picture

I'm pretty sure that tattoo won't be necessary because JT or no JT, the Lions won't be winning any more games under Caldwell than they did under Schwartz. 

60% of the time it works.....every time

Frankly Scarlet's picture

Lions fans will love him until his first suspect play call, then they'll boo him every play thereafter.

"Buclkle your chinstrap, we're gonna grind meat!" - Woody Hayes  

2002osubuck's picture

Lions fan here, or we could cheer like crazy when Tressel's using Reggie Bush and Megatron to win. I know we make the playoffs with one more win this year and Caldwell will help Stafford do just that, win more games.

jedkat's picture

on the plus side mgo seems to be handling it about as well as expected:

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"No. You're an idiot, and your posts are terrible."

DJ Byrnes's picture

If he is hired I'm out. I'm not happy with Caldwell hire but this is a totally different animal. Any chance Sandusky can call defensive plays from prison?

Blistering hot take there.

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tennbuckeye19's picture

So depending on how old that fan is, they stood by the Lions when Wayne Fontes, Bobby Ross, Marty Morninweg, Steve Mariucci, Rod Marinelli, and Jim Schwartz stunk the place up as head coaches, not to mention having Matt Millen completely destroy the organization for 10 years as their GM, and yet if Tressel comes aboard, he's out?
I'm not even gonna address his Sandusky comment...

Wilkins78's picture

Just a hunch, but I don't think he was saying, "if hiring Tress helps us win, I'll tattoo a buckeye on my forehead."  But instead: "if tattooing a buckeye on my forehead helps us win, I'll tattoo a buckeye on my forehead."

kholmes's picture

Agree...i think title to thread is incorrect and you are correct. I think he was saying he'll do whatever makes them win.. whether that be hiring Tressel or in the case of the quote, tattooing a buckeye on his head. Title to thread makes it sounds like if they hire Tressel and he helps them win, then he will tattoo his forehead.

Oyster's picture

Does this mean that Tressel will pull the the Walrus out from under Dantonio and leave him out in the cold?

"Scrolling hurts my finger"

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

741's picture

Goo goo g'joob!

fanfarris's picture

The Browns will rise again....


45has2's picture

There isn't that much yeast in the universe.

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cronimi's picture

Or helium. (Even without the current helium shortage.)

fanfarris's picture

Well. There is enough Viagra for the management to man up..


DJ Byrnes's picture

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

Go1Bucks's picture

He makes house calls Tom Lewand, Ill be happy to make introductions.

Go Bucks!

TLB's picture

Tress would be the QB coach, I presume.  Which means Stafford would be a much better QB.

BrewstersMillions's picture

Hard to turn crap into anything other than crap.

buckeyedude's picture

I find it interesting that Tress would be an offensive coordinator/adviser.



Oyster's picture

Special Teams, right?  Specifically that play called "The Punt".

"Scrolling hurts my finger"

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

Knarcisi's picture

May as well. We've already tattooed his ass the last 15 years.