Maybe you’ve forgotten about Jim Tressel. After leaving Ohio State pretty unceremoniously, he’s actually found an interesting second act outside of coaching as the president of Youngstown State. But his Ohio State connection still runs pretty deep. Deep enough for the man of a million sweater vests to absolutely roast a Michigan fan, according to former Buckeyes linebacker James Laurinaitis.
Jim Tressel is no longer coaching at Ohio State, but he's still murdering Wolverines. pic.twitter.com/zNVfV1CJMy— Eleven Warriors (@11W) June 11, 2018
Tressel famously said during his introduction to Buckeyes fans back in 2001 that “I can assure you that you will be proud of your young people in the classroom, in the community and most especially in 310 days in Ann Arbor, Michigan.”
And he’s chirped recently about Michigan as well.
"They've got us surrounded again, the poor bastards." General Creighton W. Abrams #QuietTime— Jim Tressel (@JimTressel5) November 25, 2017
BEAT THE BLUE!
Besides two years spent at Syracuse, Tressel’s entire coaching and playing career spanning from 1971-2010 was spent in Ohio. He is as attached to football in the Buckeye state as a human being can possibly be.
His nine-year run at Ohio State produced one national championship, two title game berths, and five Big Ten titles. But most importantly, he went 9-1 against those hated Wolverines.