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Feelings if Jim Tressel were hired by Michigan?



Buckeye in Illini country's picture

Straight up deny it to be true.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

BoBo16's picture

If Tress did go to TSUN it would make them a formidable opponent and help the big ten over but as a buckeyes fan It would be very hard to swallow 

Eat, Sleep, and Breathe Buckeyes

DefendYoungstown's picture

Not so fast my friend, (somebody mentioned it earlier today) if you remember back to the MNC game in 2007, Urban "undressed" Tressel in that contest, no reason to think it would be different in the future.

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

Hovenaut's picture


It cannot be.

We have filled the Braxton Miller position.

ChazBuckeye's picture

I went with that would be my first response/feeling fo SHO!

Some people think we’re the hunted.I don’t feel that way at all.We’re the hunter.Everybody wants an angry football team.Everybody wants a team on edge and a hungry team.If you’re a hunter,that usually equates to being hungry.

TMac's picture

The "Show Cause" penalty is still in effect until Dec 2016, and while certainly not a bar to hiring Tress, why would a m*chig*an want to deal with that (Other than the obvious upgrade at HC) when there are so many other candidates who could be considered "m*ch*gan men"?
As for the poll - all good choices except for fear!

ONE Not Done!

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

He would just have to sit out the first five games and anything post season (CG, bowl) the first year. He would be allowed to recruit during that period. 
While far from ideal that isn't the worst trade off ever.

TMac's picture

Agreed that the penalty isn't any great obstacle, but if m*ch*gan wants be the elite program they have historically been then they should be attracting coaching candidates from everywhere except for the HCs at top tier programs across the entire country.  If you're Illinois, you make that hire in a heartbeat, you give up 5 weeks with just assistant coaches for relevancy within 3 years.  But I'm not sure that JT wants to coach again, he's got a pretty good gig at Akron. 

ONE Not Done!

osuxrow07's picture

I actually would not at all mind to see Tress at Illinois. That would be a fantastic hire, show cause and all.

Set the Earth Reverberating

onetwentyeight's picture

Honestly, though, what ARE their options? Hoke is obviously a fraud (AS I'VE BEEN SAYING HERE SINCE LAST SUMMER), but who replaces him? We forget that Michig@n has been "down" nationally for quite some time now. They don't have the clout to attract an Urban meyer or saban or Gruden anymore. 
As for 'michigan men', Harbaugh isn't leaving the NFL seeing as he was one win away from a Super bowl. Les Miles didn't leave LSU last time and Michigan has only become a worse job since then, so no reason he'd leave. Who else is left? Tressel might actually be one of their better options. 

gwalther's picture

Disgust and betrayal.

Class of 2008

Baroclinicity's picture

Can you imagine Tressel's first game against us? That would just flat out be weird.
** shudder **

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

buckeyedude's picture

I agree. Would he wear a blue sweater vest? The thought of it hurts my head.



InvertMyVeer's picture

Ugh the very thought makes me dry heave!!

Football is complicated...

InvertMyVeer's picture

Yeah, disgust edged fear for me. Fear that hell froze over.

Football is complicated...

fanatibuck's picture

Disgust and betrayal. Tressel would not do that to Buckeye Nation......or maybe he would...........hmmmmm. 


buckeyedude's picture

What if they went after Fickell or Herman? I hate to think about it, but Bo was an Ohio State guy before he was a TTUN guy.



CC's picture

Somehow I see Tress there more than Fick or Herman.

I put fear because at this point I am so confident about beating UM. If Tress went there and walked into a basketball game with a blue vest and said 'most importantly you will be proud of your young men in 326 days in Columbus', I would know he could back it up. I doubt he would win 50%, but he would win a he'll of a lot more than rich rod or hoke.

Buckeye80's picture

I just went through all of these emotions within 15 seconds of reading the question......
I'm going back home now to be alone with my thoughts....

t-dub's picture

I was looking for an all the above option

"What is our aim, I can tell you in one word. Victory" Winston Churchill

Jonnferrell's picture

The Michigan fan base would self-destruct.  They would all have to get tattoos of Archie Griffin as a form of penance for the vitriol they have spat since 2010 denouncing him as the greatest cheat of all time. Salmon would swim downstream. The cosmic balance would be irrevocably damaged and the universe would then implode.    It would not be a pretty sight.  Please use all your 11 Warriors superpowers to avert this greatest of all tragedies.

"I miss Brady Hoke."

InvertMyVeer's picture

Pretty sure that fanbase would be ecstatic if they landed JT after watching Rich Rod and Hoke piss away whatever credibility and relevance they had.

Football is complicated...

BucksfanXC's picture

Human sacrifice. Cats and dogs living together. Mass hysteria. 

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

IH8UOFM's picture

I voted "disgust" but to be honest, I would probably feel everything but acceptance.

BucksfanXC's picture

Ugh. Shudder. I felt every one of those emotions as I read them. 

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

cbusbuckeye's picture

"No, no, no. Hell no. F*ck. F*ck this shit."
-My reaction if that abomination of a program hired Tress. No sarcasm font necessary. 

ChazBuckeye's picture

This would be my second response...throwing up in my mouth.  Or worse!  Projectile style!

Some people think we’re the hunted.I don’t feel that way at all.We’re the hunter.Everybody wants an angry football team.Everybody wants a team on edge and a hungry team.If you’re a hunter,that usually equates to being hungry.

AlphaMaleBettor's picture

Is it April Fool's Day, yo?

Bucks43201's picture

But, for those saying Betrayal. I would say that Jim Tressel was betrayed first by Ohio State, B.o.D. & Gene Smith.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

MJB15's picture

My thoughts exactly but I would still be disgusted. 

MichiganBuckeye222's picture

This is irrelevant.  TTUN would never do this.  

Representing the Buckeyes in the Mitten State since 1987.


BucksfanXC's picture

This counts as a vote for denial

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

RBuck's picture

Tress would never take it.

Long live the southend.

Buckeye-in-DC's picture

not that MgoBlow counts as a decision maker for scUM, but there was this thread on MgoBlow that I posted about a few weeks ago...
for the MgoBlow thread itself, see and scroll down to the bottom of the page 

Buckeyevstheworld's picture


"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

RedStorm45's picture

Other: Disbelief.  Literally would not believe it.

Earle's picture

I'll just leave this here:

Your Noble Savage is a Straw Yeti.

+1 HS
BucksfanXC's picture

This whole thread, just all of it, has ruined my Friday. I'm all upset and it's not even real!

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

That's evil, Earle

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Phillips.449's picture

It took all a lot of willpower not to DV this!

osuxrow07's picture

I really didn't like this thread, but I was handling it okay - until I saw this. Blasphemy. 

Set the Earth Reverberating

almurray10's picture

The image of Tressel in Michigan colors is absolutely impossible for me to fathom. I honestly think my head would explode if this ever happened.

4thandinches's picture

I am not afraid of Tressel. Especially if he gets Bollman back.

I wasn't born a Buckeye but I became one as fast as I could. 

45has2's picture

UFM has already proven he can out coach The Vest. Also, even though Weaselville and everything associated with it comprises the largest and most densely packed ball of hypocrisy in the universe, they would not hire JT to save their sorry asses.

"I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people." -W.W. Hayes

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

UFM has already proven he can out coach The Vest.

That was 6 years ago.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

GoBucksOSU's picture

You think Tressel is a better coach than Urban?

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Urban might be better, but there's not a huge gap between the two. JT was one of the 5 best coaches in cfb in 2010.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

4thandinches's picture

I think we can all agree that JT was a phenomenal coach. The only issue was he had loyalty to a fault, see Bollman, Bauserman, etc. He was so loyal to certain people that it really hurt the team.

I wasn't born a Buckeye but I became one as fast as I could. 

Buckeyevstheworld's picture


"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

onetwentyeight's picture

In the 6 years since: Urban has won another ring, and is about to wrap up 2 more undefeated seasons. Tressel beat Oregon and Arkansas in BCS games. I say Urban still comes out ahead. 

DannyBeane's picture

You have just entered... The Twilight Zone.

Phillips.449's picture

Worst survey question I have EVER answered, here or anywhere else!  Did a Troll hack 11W? I am jumping over to the Friday bucksfan icon thread in an attempt cheer up!
IF this happens M!chig@n will still suck!

osuxrow07's picture

Why? Why are you doing this to us? 

Set the Earth Reverberating

tae1986's picture

Is there any talk of TTUN wanting Tress or anything like that?
I voted "Disgust" but probably good for TTUN and B1G overall.
But please don't phunk with our heart, 11W...

Remind yourself, Nobody built like you, You designed yourself.

InvertMyVeer's picture

Nothing legit, just internet talk. Couple weeks ago they had a thread 4 pages deep on the subject on MGO, most of the fans seemed pretty thrilled with the idea. I remember one said something like "That man ruined our program, he may be the person to save it."

Football is complicated...

Buckeye-in-DC's picture

click here to see it - - and scroll down to the bottom of the page...

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Meh to the rest of the BigTen. After everything those fan bases said about JT during tatgate, they don't deserve him.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Knarcisi's picture

Tress would never do it. 

RoyMunson's picture

I thought about voting for "bemusement" but I wasn't sure what that meant.
So I went with "betrayal".

OSUStu's picture

Even the premise of this question is utter bullshit.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

luckynutz's picture

I don't think tressel could in good conscience consider it. Hes an ohio guy...born, bred and raised. There's also this...I seem to remember an interview with him where he said he wasn't one of those coaches who felt the need to coach until the day they die. He didn't see himself being in his 70s and still coaching. I believe he is content to be where he is...having an impact on young peoples lives without the stresses of running a football program. Look at the relationships he still holds with his former buckeyes. The man was at the end of his coaching rope at ohio state...I believe had tatgate not happened he would have retired at the end of his contract and moved into the athletic offices in a supervisory role. This isn't denial by the way...this is me basing it off of statements he made while still coaching at ohio state.

And I still think that once the show cause is gone, he will come back and work in the athletic offices at ohio state. Thete has to be something behind him walking away and taking the full blame for tatgate. There has to be some kind of agreement between him and gene smith.

MackRM408's picture

Is this just a "What if Question" or did a journalist pen an article?

InvertMyVeer's picture

Purely hypothetical

Football is complicated...

Earle's picture

Just DJ trollin'

Your Noble Savage is a Straw Yeti.

Unky Buck's picture

Disgusted betrayal...

If you jiggle your monitor, does that make a jiggly gif?

Dr. House's picture

if this happen, Which it won't, this website along with every other buckeye website will explode. if this hire happens, which it won't, michigan will then be able to divide by zero. it would single handledly go down as the greatest troll hire ever period no questions asked. it would be more trolltastic than, Auburn hiring Tommy Tuberville. 
but once again this WILL NOT HAPPEN, but if it does i foresee real biblical shit. Old Testament, real wrath of God type stuff. Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes...The dead rising from the grave! 

rkylet83's picture

I voted disgust.  To play contrarian how hilarious would it be to have the "awful, cheating, scumbag, dirty, evil, cheating, lying, bribing, cheat" of a coach that Michigan always glowingly referred to him as strolling their sidelines.  No fanbase in my lifetime has hated a coach as much as the Michigan fan base hated Coach Tressel.  The reactions and the backtracking would be so priceless that I'd almost like to see it in an alternate universe that I am not living in or a part of.          

cinserious's picture

I would have voted for 'bedeviled chuckle' as Tress would never do that and if he did, it would be as a mole to further sabotage that factory of filth up north.

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

WC Buckeye's picture

Oh, yeah!!!

The only thing that's new in the world is the history that we have forgotten.

IBleedSandG's picture

I'd burn my scarlet Ohio State sweater vest.


Young_Turk's picture

Denail.  Not just a river in Egypt.
No doubt he would instantly restore that program to Big 2 status.  It would be interesting to see how the Buckeye denigrators of Tresselball would react to be on the receiving side of the transaction.  Love that dude.


Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I'm stealing this. lol

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Oyster's picture

Taking a lead from Hove I see.  Different items being stolen, but the same concept ; )

3M hoards the KoolAid like Elaine hoards sponges.

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

11w has hardened my soul.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

NeilAve's picture

why is this even a question?

logamaniac's picture

Could you add "could not care less"

logamaniac's picture

this would be like finding out your old highschool girlfriend that was in your estimation at the time pretty hot, you were in love with and broke your heart ended up knocked up by some deadbeat and you end up marrying samantha ponder

OSUBias's picture

Does that then make me Christian Ponder? I'm not sure how this makes me feel [throws interception]...

Shitter's full

logamaniac's picture

Eh (throws interception) then cash the check and go home to Sam?  Pretty nice little life

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

Should all "ALL OF THE ABOVE"....

"At critical moments throughout the season, we learned about the character of this football team.  This was a team of true character, of true resilience." -- President Barack Obama

Maestro's picture

Bemusement followed by denial followed by disgust followed by denial followed by betrayal followed by fear.  NEVER ACCEPTANCE!!!! Never.

vacuuming sucks

ScarletNGrey01's picture

So you're going to be stuck at stage six and never get to stage seven eh?  :P

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

BrewstersMillions's picture

Ohio State currently has a better coach, motivator, and recruiter-and that is saying something because JT was one of the true giants of the coaching world. My first year in college was JT's first at OSU so I'll always have a special place in my heart for the man-no one did more with less.
Urban Meyer is an entirely different animal-a more progressive, advanced, ruthless animal. I love JT but I'll take Urban 100 out of 100 times.

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

onetwentyeight's picture

Well, considering we have the guy who handed Tressel the worst loss of his career, I'd say we have nothing to worry about. 

Patriot4098's picture

The thought alone makes me cringe.  Nope, no, and more no.  Its more than a cringe.  I dont know what it is. 
However the thought did get me thinking.  Where would The Vest coach next?  I mean, if he had his suitors, what would be a good fit that wouldn't make me cringe as much?  Any MAC team, probably.  Because they are irrelevant, for the most part.  Anything FCS, really.  So, how about RELEVANT teams?  Nothing in the SEC.  Definitely nowhere in the SEC, because thats just more fuel to the SEC/ESPN fire.  I figure he'd want to stick to his guns--The midwest.  So B1G!  That would help our conference exponentially, but only if he finds himself at a permanent home.  Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota... I don't know, they are all stepping stone jobs for a coach with Tress' resume.   So what BRAND name teams need a new coach?  scUM and Nebraska.  scUM is a 'hell no', but what about Nebraska?!  That intrigues me.  I've always had a healthy respect for Nebraska.  Decent fan-base.  Good traditions.  Good program.   If I was going to watch Tress take another coaching gig, I think I'd be OK with Nebraska.  He'd KILL IT there, with a few years prep.  That would leave the B1G with a well-coached PennState program, fresh off of sanctions; Sparty doing what Sparty does; Wisky doing what Wisky does(AND BETTER with Anderson now); AND Nebraska with a reinvigorated fan-base and a proven quality head coach, if they were to hire Tressel.   That would be HUGE for the B1G!  HUGE!  And we'd still be on top, and scUM would remain putrid under Hoke.  Sounds perfect.
Maybe perfect.  Im still not convinced that all these HORRIBLE scUM teams is good for us, or the rivalry, or the conference.

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

Jonnferrell's picture

I could live with Tressel at Nebraska.  Not TTUN.  This whole question reminds me of how much my wife despised Urban Meyer when he was at Florida.  I remember telling her, "Be careful what you say--he may well be our next coach."  She said, "Never!" She just loves UFM now.  LOL.

"I miss Brady Hoke."