Jim Tressel not feeling the itch to put the whistle back on; says he got a fair shake at OSU
The former Ohio State head football coach made a rare appearance on local radio when he joined us on The Buckeye Show on Tuesday night. While you can check out the interview in its entirety on our show page, here are some of the bigger issues he hit on.
On missing coaching, and if he plans on getting back into it: I obviously did miss Saturday afternoons…..I’ve never had that moment where I said ‘I’ve gotta put the whistle back on’. I’ve had discussions with people at times. I’m really pleased with what I’m doing right here (at Akron).
On if he would do things differently: I was there 10 years. There’s a whole bunch of things I would’ve done differently, as would all the guys who have coached there, played there. Also as I look back I feel very good that I gave my heart and soul to the place for 10 years.
On how he feels he’s perceived now as a “former” Buckeye coach: The only thing you concern yourself with are the people you work directly with. I feel that I’ve had a chance to reunite with a lot of people that I coached and coached with and I feel my relationships with those people are as strong as ever. They know how I felt about them. They know how I’ll continue to feel about them. They know I’ll always be with them.
On if he feels he received a fair shake at OSU: I’ve never ended an event, era, game and concerned myself with whether I was treated fair. In fact I was awfully fortunate to have the opportunity to be there to start with. Was that even fair that I got that chance? ….I wasn’t treated unfair.