PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
When I read things like this, I realize how much of a shame it really was to have lost him. Good luck mr. tressel, maybe we'll see you in a couple years (perhaps as AD? maybe thats too bold, but crazier things have happened)
I wouldn't mind that at all PCON - Probably just a pipe dream but I would OK if that could somehow take place. Sounds like Tressel is almost waiting for that or something like that to come about...It's probably safe to say that Gene Smith will not be the AD in 5 years one way or another.
The world is full of kings & queens who'll blind your eyes & steal your dreams - it's heaven & hell - Ronnie James Dio.
I know we're all sentimental about Tressel and all, but I can't see OSU bringing back the guy who helped bring down the football program (so to speak) to lead (or work within) the athletic department.
Just so it's known - I can not see tOSU bringing him back in an official capacity either. I was only stating that my own opinion is that if he were the AD someday in the future - it would be fine by me.
I also remember Woody punching a player, causing us shame, and eventually being welcomed back. Now he has roads & athletic centers named after him & rightfully so. Woody is a different story and all - but Ohio State fans do love their winning coaches so although he probably won't come back in an official capacity, Jim Tressel will be welcomed back someday somehow.
Tressel is like a football Mr. Rodgers.
Right...like a crazy Zen Mr. Rogers. Completely unflapppable, but in a sort of Andy Griffith way...
My old roommate was a four year starter and a captain at BCS conference school that has won a National Title in the past 40 years (so that narrows it down to like 30 schools).... Anyway... He's a pretty charasmatic dude, very intelligent, very well spoken, can command an audience in a room, and is generally likeable and humble as a person. He'd make a perfect coach. I asked him why he never got into coaching. His exact words were "You have to be slightly fucked up in the head to want to be a major college football coach. You have to hate your family, and you have to want to live for the job."... I asked him if all coaches were that way. He said "Almost all of them. But I'd let my son play for Jim Tressel any day."... I should add that this guy has no love for Ohio State. He's not necessarily a hater, but he usually roots for the underdog. He roots for OSU when they're playing an SEC team or Top 5 opponent not named Oregon or USC.
I'm going to keep this article and if I ever get ostalgic for a little Tressel-speak I'm going to re-read this. God bless the man for never changing! Glad that he seems like he's doing well.
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