My best friend was a defensive coordinator at a small school in Tennessee. He asked me what I was hearing about the slow moving search for a coach (well before the days of 11W). I listed the more popular names, Glen Mason, I think Mike Bellotti and Chris Spielman were considered, I even think Gruden was mentioned. I then said 'and a D2 coach from Youngstown named Tressel'. Without hesitation he told me if they interview him he will get the job, no question. He had met Tressel at a coaches convention a few years prior and was amazed at the way he spoke and carried himself. Said he ran into him again the next year and the first thing he said on the second meeting was asking about how his wife and son were doing, mentioning them by name. Pure Tressel; attention to detail, focus on what is truly important, and then understanding the GAME like no other Buckeye coach in history. He laid quite the foundation for Urban to build on. Cannot wait until tomorrow's stroll down memory lane!