I wouldn't be shocked if Tressel got the Akron job. If he doesn't, the fact that he made the Final 3 there shows he is extraordinarily viable as a candidate at Y.S.U. despite all the naysayers.
April 23, 2014 at 8:34 a.m.
Replay won't get YSU to the playoffs.
April 18, 2014 at 8:40 a.m.
He swore in practice? How about doing the "Christian" thing by correcting, advising, and forgiving?
April 17, 2014 at 8:08 a.m.
To User: I respect your feelings. However, may I point out that Jim Tressel is virtually the only person who has come through YSU in the last 25-30 years who had a vision, a plan to achieve that vision, and succeeded. Who else has galvananized the community and created a sense of pride to the degree he did? I won't be heartbroken if he doesn't get the job, but I suggest that it is your "tunnel vision" which keeps you from seeing the possibilities.
April 15, 2014 at 9:34 a.m.
To "User": The list has many qualified candidates. I would hope the choice would be someone familiar with the community and the university and how they work. Tressel IS a qualified candidate. The fact that he doesn't have a doctorate degree does not disqualify him. He has long been a strong advocate for strong academics. He has strong administrative skills. Did he screw up at OSU? You bet! Should that outweigh the good he did there...or did here in the 15 previous years? No, it should not. I hope he at least gets "a fair shake" and not have to deal with the short-sighted prejudice you exhibit.
April 15, 2014 at 8:43 a.m.
Believe it or not, there's more to Jim Tressel than football. He has strong administrative skills & has always believed in strong academics. He also understands Youngstown far better than any outsider who might be hired.
April 12, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.
Betras and Sammarone need to stop back-biting. It makes Betras look petty and Sammarone's responses aren't helping his candidacy (Betras's hope/plan?).
April 10, 2014 at 8:37 a.m.
Transfers happen. The question here is, unless there is a circumstance, such as a family issue, that requires or makes it important that he be at a school closer to home, WHY is he leaving? He was in a position to become a focal point on Y.S.U.'s team. So what's up? Is there more here than meets the eye?
April 2, 2014 at 9:29 a.m.
The changes would force the almost inevitable "super conference" of the top 30 or so athletic programs. The other 90+ FBS programs would have to stop pretending they belong with the "big boys." Programs like Y.S.U.'s might have to drop to a non-scholarship level.An option for the non "big timers" COULD be to declare their athletic departments as non-profit entities (which is true for virtually all of them) which might make them exempt from all the extra expenses.
March 27, 2014 at 9:25 a.m.
“I can’t control whether a committee decides to put us in [the playoffs] or not. It’s not my call.”
None of Coach Wolford's teams... including last year's...was kept out of the playoffs by a committee. His teams were kept out by their own performance. There were several teams which were left out last season which deserved to go to the playoffs more than the Penguins. Even Northern Iowa at 7-5 was a better team than Y.S.U. The Panthers overcame a ton of injuries and finished the season on a winning streak. Y.S.U. gagged down the stretch without similar obstacles in its path.
March 26, 2014 at 8:49 a.m.