November 24, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes former coach Jim Tressel is held by players from his 2002 National Championship team in a game against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel talks about desire to coach again


Former Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Jim Tressel is promoting the ESPN 30 for 30 film “Youngstown Boys,” and joined the Bull and Fox show on 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland to discuss the film. During the interview Tressel was asked about his desire to return to coaching.

“Well ‘possibly’ is a big word. There hasn’t been a day where I woke up and said ‘Hey, I gotta go do this even it’s Berea junior high,” Tressel said, via CBS Cleveland. “Right now I don’t have that inclination, but possibly is a large word.”

Some of the coaching habits are working their way out of his routine. Tressel isn’t watching film like he used to either.

“You know, I really don’t watch tape, still.  I did the first year out when I was working with the Colts and I really enjoyed it because I got to watch a lot more tape than I did when I had all those head coach duties. But then all of a sudden, when I get immersed in something, I’m immersed in it. I’m all in and I work from six in the morning until I drop over at night. So I don’t really have the time or feel comfortable taking the time away from my tasks at hand. But, any time I do get a chance to sit and watch a game or I did get a clicker in my hand, you and I were sitting over there, you have the defensive pencil and I had the offensive one, man I’d love to go to war with you. Right now, I am enjoying what we’re doing here at the University of Akron and I don’t foresee needing that fix of jumping on the film, but you never know, I’m a young man.”

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