Nice comments, Joe. However if a change is needed, and it is, it must be made regardless of the contract. Sometimes you have to swallow your medicine. What good is it to keep Coach one more year if YSU is going to get rid of him anyway? I don't buy that they don't have the money to swallow his contract. It was silly to sign him to a five year deal anyway. Too long a deal for an unproven coach, however that's water over the damn. That salary can be made up very quickly through higher attendance, solid recruiting, and more championships. A lame duck coach is likely to just go through the motions and try to find his next job at YSU's expense.
Pull the plug, AD Strollo, what is their to lose? Does Tressel have any itch to return to the sidelines? Is it not worth a meeting to find out? Wouldn't it be something if he came back to YSU to end his awesome career? Stranger things have happened. He loves Ytown and vise versa.
Tressel took a job at Akron, a school similar to YSU in size and market. My first phone call tomorrow if I was AD would a 911 call to Tressel. Something tells me he is not done as a coach. He's a Ohio boy true and blue and he was well on his way to building YSU into a D1 school if the Buckeyes hadn't come calling with an offer he simply couldn't refuse. Didn't take the powers at OSU long to see what they had in Tressel. His ability to recruit is very, very strong and what he brought to YSU was much more than championships. He put YSU on the map and what he was really worth to YSU can't be fully measured. Millions and millions, that's for sure. And his LARGE donations to YSU upon his exit speak for themselves. He is a man with great integrity and made everyone around him better. Remember, he served as AD as well as coach for many years. And I think he might thrive on the challenge of putting YSU on top again, he doesn't necessarily need the money, maybe he'd be open to the challenge.
Readers may think that would be a step down for Tressel and he wouldn't consider it. I'm not so sure of that. Call it a gut feeling. At this point in his life it might be just what he's looking for. Certainly it's worth a phone call, isn't it, Mr. Strollo? You played for him, you know better than most what he's all about. Could you please call him and give it a shot?
November 24, 2013 at 11:02 p.m.
You were Close, badeeepster! I actually I went home to watch OSU, a real championship contender in a true sold out stadium. Also had time to catch some Steeler Super Bowl highlights while YSU went belly up.
To Hmm, glad you attend every game, you must thrive on pain and misery. Drag the family to see it too, I'm sure a great time was had by all! Did you stay for the final buzzer, or check out early? I thought I saw you there, you must have been the one YSU fan on the visitor's side of the stadium. Haha.
Those who pick the playoff teams showed what they think of YSU's annual nose dive under Coach Wolfull. Couldn't beat out sub .500 teams to qualify for the playoffs. YSU has a good SOS (strength of schedule for those of you from the north side). Problem is SOS only matters if you WIN against superior opponents.
YSU couldn't give tickets away to the game, literally heard the ads on the radio all week offering free tickets. Tressel didn't have to promote his teams. The performance spoke for itself. And YSU is capable of providing actual turnstile attendance, they choose not to. Do you have any idea WHY that might be? Answer: they can't provide an accurate turnstile count of people in attendance because they don't want make fools of themselves. Didn't even come close to selling out the North Dakota State game.
Sounds similar to Obama's health care sign ups. Projection 600,000 in the first month, 46,033 actually enrolled. Smoke and mirrors. They are both pulling from the same play book. Bring back Jim!
November 24, 2013 at 10:16 p.m.
Another coaching meltdown for Wolful, I mean Wolford. Team got what they deserved. Head coach has got to go! The performance yesterday was embarrassing. Thank Goodness only about 1000 fans witnessed it. Where does YSU get off stating the crowd was 8500? Sounds like Obama spin. Couldn't have been more than 1300 tops there. Come on, YSU, what was the actual turnstile attendance. I drove by in the second quarter to gauge the attendance. If there was 8500 there, as YSU stated, 7000 of them must have been in the restrooms!
November 24, 2013 at 7:04 p.m.
Wolford is an embarrassment to Youngstown. We will never make it back to the top with that little baby shooting us in the foot. Go back to where you came from and bring back a coach that has character and can build character. All he is, is a character.
I hope Wolford paid close attention to the half time show today regarding Coach Tressel. Wolford would do well to study Tressel's tenure carefully, if that is possible. Perhaps he could learn a thing or two about building a winner and building character in his players. However, I believe he is too bull headed to learn anything. I remember last year when he seemed to blame a Vindicator sports writer when YSU went on their annual late season nose dive under his tenure, as they are doing again this year. Tressel's teams always got BETTER as the season went on, not worse. You can only beat Slippery Rock so many times, coach Wolford! Your record against the big boys is 0 and forever. Get on with your life's work.
November 16, 2013 at 10:23 p.m.
God Bless Jim Tressel. Best thing to happen to Y-town in 50 years. He would have been the perfect President of YSU and also serve as Head Football coach. No doubt he could do both jobs better at the same time than the the two there right now. And at less cost to the University. Wolford embarrassed himself and the University today with his childish behavior on the field. You're not a player, coach, get the hell off the field! No wonder he can't draw a crowd to a big game. Tressel never had to beg and run radio and tv ads all week to get fans to come and see them play the NUMBER 1 team in the FCS. Wolford acts like a little baby. Every time something doesn't go his way he resorts to child like behavior. His wife has one more child with him around. Embarrassing. He is supposed to teach the kids, not just coach them, on how to become a respectful man. Far from it. YSU will continue to suffer until we can get a coach that can build character and not just muscle. Bring back Jim!
November 16, 2013 at 10:11 p.m.
Another waste of tax payer money
November 2, 2013 at 11:55 a.m.
I like the candidate that says we should write her name in because youngstown voters lack knowledge. That's classic. I hope she wins. What's her name again? Ms. Stupid?
If you didn't live here and know better, you would think we were reading the Sunday Comic section; which we actually were. I wonder who former Mayor Williams (the car czar) is endorsing?
With the elite group of candidates, it's going to be a tough choice. I say go for the one who says he's insane; he at least can admit it. What's the excuse for the rest of them?
Will someone please mail this article to Jay Leno?
October 22, 2013 at 10:34 p.m.
Too bad the President couldn't monitor his foreign Embassy on 9/11 to ensure the safety of our citizens by providing security.
Exactly how do you monitor a hurricane, Mr. President? In front of the TV like the rest of us.
Jump into using your community organizing skills to help the relief effort. Governor Romney donated $1 million from his campaign to help those in need, how much have you donated of your OWN campaign money, not the taxpayers, Mr. Obama? Zero. GIve us a break. Start looking at condo's in Hawaii. You are going to need one in January.
October 30, 2012 at 1:49 p.m.
Maybe Hussein Obama can organize a hurricane relief effort next week in NYC, he will have time on his hands. Gdog, wonder what he looks like?, my dog probably. Gdog can assist in helping him as he has no job to go to. Sounds like Gdog would.be awesome at helping. We dont want him to have to think as his brain capacity is that of his username. Soon all of his fellow union takers can file for their annual winter unemployment welfare and carry around their pitchforks at Bottom Dollar Grocery. Meanwhile, President Romney will fix our problems. God Bless Mitt and give him the strength to fix the horrible mess left by his socialist, foreign predecessor.
October 29, 2012 at 11:15 p.m.
Only 2500 showed up for this joke. Wow, what a disgrace for the campaign.
October 29, 2012 at 6:33 p.m.