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Who Next At Purdue. A Tressel Sighting.

A student I know returned from the holiday and heard the news that coach Danny Hope was out. The same student , and her friends,then spotted Jim Tressel on campus. Could it be?

created by max on Nov 26, 2012 at 10:30:10 pm     Sports     Comments: 7

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It wouldn't make much sense. He could be advising and taking a fee.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but all of those years he coached at YSU and OSU he was also paying into the PERS system, and he has to be close to thirty years, which would give him something like 75-80% of the average of his five highest salaries.

Right now he's working for U of Akron; tick tock, tick tock. He was making like $4mil a year at OSU and would get most of that annually for the rest of his life if he simply worked in Ohio. So why leave?

posted by BusterBluth on Nov 26, 2012 at 10:44:01 pm     #  

Also hiring him after what he did at OSU would be suicide.

posted by lfrost2125 on Nov 27, 2012 at 12:25:18 am     #  

Tressel was also given a Show-Cause penalty by the NCAA, which is in effect until Dec 19, 2016.

More about Show-Cause Penalty

posted by lfrost2125 on Nov 27, 2012 at 12:34:17 am     #  

Speculating: Purdue football: Five candidates to replace Danny Hope

  • Sonny Dykes, Louisiana Tech
  • Darrell Hazell, Kent State
  • Butch Jones, Cincinnati:
  • Brock Spack, Illinois State
  • Pete Lembo, Ball State
  • Mark Helfrich, Oregon

Another article mentioned the Northern Illinois coach.

Nov 26, 2012 - Stop talk of Tressel

Danny Hope, a good man who tried his best, is no longer the head coach at Purdue. Which leads to the obvious question: Who’s next?

Already, there are all kind of Internet rumors about Jim Tressel, and with Bill Polian on AD Morgan Burke’s advisory committee — along with Colts GM Ryan Grigson and Texans GM Rick Smith — Tressel’s name is going to gain more traction.

He's got a five-year “show cause” penalty against him, which means some of the sanctions levied against him at Ohio State would follow him to Purdue.

Purdue's record was 6-6 (3-5 in the conference). They won their final three games. But Purdue had some tough losses.

The Boilermakers lost at Notre Dame 20-17 when the Irish kicked the winning field goal in the final seconds of the game.

Purdue lost at Ohio State in overtime. The Buckeyes scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion in the final seconds of regulation to force overtime.

Of course, Notre Dame and Ohio State are both undefeated.

posted by jr on Nov 27, 2012 at 12:46:53 am     #  

I thought Tressel was working for the Colts? He is working for Akron?

posted by Molsonator on Nov 27, 2012 at 08:52:28 am     #  

He will only work in a consultant role thru the end of his own personal sanctions.
Akron created a position and hired him in Feb 2012.

posted by Hoops on Nov 27, 2012 at 09:49:41 am     #  

Maybe he can consult Coach Bowden on his dietary plan.

posted by Molsonator on Nov 27, 2012 at 11:38:17 am     #