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Jim Tressel is still roasting Michigan. This time it’s on the golf course.

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An Ohio man through and through, the sweater vest brings the heat to a golf partner who repped the maize and blue.

Terrelle Pryor Pro Day Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

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.

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.

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.