Published February 22, 2014
Q) Could coach Tressel surround himself with well-qualified personnel and be a fantastic university president ?A) Certainly.
While at Youngstown State University, Tressel led the team to win four NCAA Division I-AA Football Championships. He was hired by Ohio State University prior to the start of the 2001 season to replace John Cooper. During his tenure as Ohio State's 22nd head football coach, Tressel's teams competed in three BCS National Championship Games, and his 2002 squad won a national title, achieving the first 14–0 season record in major college football since UPenn went 15–0 in 1897.
However, Tressel resigned from OSU as head coach in May 2011 amid an NCAA investigation into rules violations during the prior 2010 season. The investigation resulted in OSU self-vacating victories from the 2010 season (including the 2011 Sugar Bowl). Tressel finished his career at Ohio State with an official overall record of 94–22 (.810), including six Big Ten Conferencechampionships, a 5–4 bowl record, a 4–3 mark in BCS bowl games, and an 8–1 record against the arch-rival Michigan Wolverines. Tressel's eight wins against Michigan place him second in school history to Woody Hayes, who had 16, and he is the only Ohio State head coach to win seven consecutive games against the Wolverines".
I have spoken to a number of educators over the last week. One YSU professor said to me " I can tell you that I would be EMBARRASSED to teach at an institution where someone was so absurdly ill-qualified or deserving of being president. "
It seems that there are those who are desperate to get President Randy Dunn OUT - GONE and Jim Tressel IN !
Almost as if to say that Dr. Dunn was never really here.
Vindicator reporter,Denise Dick's article: 40% of Ohio Grads Need Developmental Courses in College combined with the rapidly changing job market, engineering and technology's swift changes, PLUS the competitive nature of online degrees will require someone that is VERY unique, and , speaking of unique, there's the Mahoning Valley's reputation 'issues'.
Have any of the signers and signers-on considered the image to the out-of-the-valley view of a university who puts Jim Tressel in as president...to the outside world, a successful football coach?
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