Jim Tressel: Visionary

I was a Jim Tressel fan even before he was hired as Ohio State head football coach, and the work he has done in Columbus has only increased my admiration.

Tressel has been criticized recently for the Buckeyes’ three consecutive close wins at home against weaker teams. San Diego State, North Carolina State, and Bowling Green each had a chance to beat Ohio State in the fourth quarter, and the Wolfpack even took the Buckeyes to three overtimes.

Maybe the uninformed see these games as coaching miscues, but to the insider, they illustrate how Jim Tressel is revitalizing the Ohio State program.

Let me explain:

When I was active in Block O (the Buckeye student cheering section), we would complain about the ancient alumni who took the good seats on the 50-yard line, but who never stood up and cheered for the team. We dreamed about how much better the Horseshoe could be if we just got rid of the fogies.

We dreamed. Jim Tressel does.

With each suspense-filled home game, with each nail-biting fourth quarter, with each heart-straining overtime, a few more seats open up between the 20s. By 2006 (2007 at the latest), a game in Columbus will be the most feared road trip in all of college football.

Jim Tressel has a long-term plan to make Ohio State the top football program in the country, and he’s working that plan. One heart attack at a time.

5 Responses to “Jim Tressel: Visionary”

  1. Kennedy Says:

    Heh, brilliant.

  2. Harry Says:

    You’re cold, Steve. Cold.

  3. Steve Says:

    Jim-Beau: Thanks!

    Harry: Yes. Tasteless and immature as well. Once I got the idea in my head, though, it was too good to pass up.

  4. M1EK Says:

    This plan is sheer genius. How does having the NCAA get rid of Clarett for you further this plan?

  5. Steve Says:

    Addition by subtraction, my friend, addition by subtraction.

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