JIM TRESSEL ACCEPTS VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGIC ENGAGEMENT AT AKRON
By Dan Hock and StephanieLee on Thursday February 2, 2012
AKRON, OHIO – University of Akron President Luis Proenza told members of the media today that former Ohio State football coach Jim
Tressel has enhanced the lives of thousnands of students over the years and that he’ll bring new energy, compassion, leadership and passion to the university.
Tressel accepted the newly created position at the University of Akron, vice president for strategic engagement. He’ll earn $200,000 a year in salary and his first day on the job will be May 1.
Tressel will not be involved with football but the university said that his job will entail working with alumni and community organizations to develop strategies that will help students succeed.
After resigning from Ohio State last May due to the NCAA violations scandal, Tressel worked for the Indianapolis Colts as a video replay consultant.
The Ohio State Buckeyes defeated Ohio on Saturday, September 18, 43-7. There were several things that went right. The defense forced five turnovers and the offense cashed in early to lead 34-0 at the half.
The passing game went extremely well, as Terrelle Pryor hit 16 straight completions in the first half against the Ohio Bobcats. His only mistakes were two interceptions, forcing balls into tight coverage.
Pryor is 16th in the nation in total offense, averaging 293.33 yards, and is 23rd in passing efficiency. He was 22-of-29 passing for 235 yards with 2 touchdowns and ran eight times for 54 yards and one touchdown on the ground.
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