Despite having one of the best overall records (in terms of wins and losses) for a college football coach, former Ohio State Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel has stated that he is done with coaching for good, according to an SI.com report.
The 61-year-old Tressel, who has thrown his name in the hat to become University President of both Youngstown State and Akron, resigned as head coach of the Buckeys in 2011 after an NCAA investigation into 2010 rules violations at Ohio State. The school was forced to vacate all 2010 wins, including their Sugar Bowl victory over Arkansas in the 2011 Sugar Bowl.
“I do not wake up in the morning and say I wish I was coaching. Sometimes I read the paper and say I am glad I am not coaching. But on Saturdays or Sunday afternoons during playoff games it is exciting and I may yell ‘Call a time out!’ But I do not foresee any interest in coaching. I have got more important things to do. Not that it (coaching) is unimportant.”
Tressel has been the subject of numerous coaching vacancies in both college football and the NFL since his resignation, but none of them came to any type of serious discussion that was reported.