Losing him might be better. Get him some experience. If he makes it, great, he has proven himself and could come back. If he doesn't, we at least know.
Obviously short term it would hurt, but long term it might be a great thing for the program.
I wonder, if we lose him, do we experience a season like Florida just went through? Is Hazell the secret behind our (at least recent) successes? We all know Bollman isn't doing shit and I'm pretty certain Tressel as a play-caller, schemer and game planner is spread to thinly.
I'm pretty certain Tressel as a play-caller, schemer and game planner is spread to thinly.
You're kidding, right?
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I think he's spread to thin with all the speaking commitments, classes, recruiting, interviews, talk shows, radio shows, fund raisers, etc. Not to mention the administration of the job and the kids he coaches. I can only imagine what his inbox looks like. Just the request to attend functions or charity events has got to be insane.
Exactly. But even just on the coaching side, he's the play-caller, special teams coach and head coach! Hazell must be a very integral and over-looked assistant.
It depends on what you mean "a season like Florida went through". 7-5? No way. Our schedule has too many automatic wins or near automatic wins compared to Florida. Tressel also has more flexibility and will stick with whatever would work and has a few more tools to utilize in his toolbox.