Wolford and Wilkins among those excited about Tressel return

Youngstown State football coach Eric Wolford gave a big thumbs-up to Jim Tressel being hired as YSU's president, believing it will be a boost to the university and its athletic programs.

"He recognizes that athletics are the front porch to a university and he knows we need him in a lot of ways," Wolford said. "We expect big things."

Former NFL kicker Jeff Wilkins, who played on two of Tressel's national championship teams, thinks his former coach is the perfect fit.

"I think if you've spent any time around him, you understand what he can do for this university," Wilkins said.

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