Ohio State football coach who never smiled resigns

Jim Tressel, who led Ohio State to its first title in 34 years, resigned Monday amid NCAA violations and mounting revelations that sullied the image of one of the nation’s top football programs.

“After meeting with university officials, we agreed that it is in the best interest of Ohio State that I resign as head football coach,” Tressel said in a statement released by the university. “The appreciation that (wife) Ellen and I have for the Buckeye Nation is immeasurable.”

The rest of the article is here. The OSU statement is here.

As one reader on SF Gate put it: “Tressel never smiled. He is in the entertainment business and took it so seriously that he never smiled. That is the portrait of a win at any price coach.”

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

2 thoughts on “Ohio State football coach who never smiled resigns”

  1. I know how to cheer Coach Jim up! Let’s all go to the D.M.V., to get our number 503, …we’ll find ourselves a comfy seat…and eat some snacks and stuff;) Lol…Kate

  2. The end of an error! If there had been a way around the Buckeyes getting penalized Tressel would have found it. GO BLUE!

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