NEW ORLEANS, LA - FILE: Head coach Jim Tressel of the Ohio State Buckeyes gathers his team before the Allstate Sugar Bowl against the Arkansas Razorbacks at the Louisiana Superdome on January 4, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Indianapolis Colts announced September 2, 2011 that they have hired Jim Tressel as a consultant after the former Ohio State head coach resigned on May 30 following the revelation that his players had received inappropriate benefits. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Jim Tressel has denied reports that he might become the next head coach of the Akron Zips. The former head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes is currently working as a gameday consultant with the Indianapolis Colts.
Jim Tressel has been in the news as of late in connection with the Akron Zips' head coaching position, but the current gameday consultant for the Indianapolis Colts apparently isn't interested in moving back to his alma mater. The former Ohio St. Buckeyes head coach talked about the rumors during an an interview on Tuesday.
"There's no validity to that," Tressel said on 610 WTVN while being interviewed by Bob Conners. "It's a wonderful place and I had four wonderful years there and they've done an extrodinary job with their campus and their athletic facilities, but there's no validity to that."
The main reason for the interview, though, was to get Tressel's thoughts on Urban Meyer being named as his successor to the head coaching position of the Buckeyes.
"When you go through some suffering like (Ohio State) went through this year and you have the right kind of players in the program, you're probably going to have some good things happen," Tressel said to Conners. "So (Meyer) will come in and do a good job. He knows how to coach the game."
Tressel also said he wasn't sure if he'd be returning to the Colts next season during the interview.