Jim Tressel has found another job, but not the kind that we may all think. Tressel who resigned from Ohio State will be taking a job with the University of Akron as an Administrator. Tressel has been hired as vice president for strategic engagement and will earn a base salary of $200,000 per year. The job starts May. 1 and he will be working with alumni, community organizations and friends of the school to develop strategies and efforts to help students succeed.
It is a non-athletic position and should be a good move for Jim Tressel. I do hope he does get back into coaching at some point as he was a good football coach. He made some bad decisions and that really hurt him. Getting a fresh start is what he needed and starting somewhere else is a good idea for him. Hopefully, somewhere down the road we will see him again on the football field coaching.