By Coach Hayes
Big news out of the University of Akron... and what is that you say?
Well here's the deal. Starting in the fall former Ohio State head football coach will be teaching a class called the General Principles of Coaching... the same class that Tressel taught while at Ohio State. It's a three credit course and will be open to Akron students, as well as the general public. I find it funny that the University of Akron would let Jim Tressel teach a class on coaching, based on what he has been through in the past few years.
Jim Tressel was asked to resign from Ohio State as the head football coach in 2011, after serving a season-long suspension for his role in the cover up of athletes exchanging team sanctioned items for tattoos and other improper benefits. This came as a shock to Buckeye nation, because Tressel was looked up to and was known as Senator Tressel to so many loyal fans. For someone of his stature to cover up something as big as that just made the whole college football world quaetion: "what's this guy's deal?"
Now he isat the University of Akron, teaching a course on the General Principles of Coaching. Maybe he should have taken that class himself before becoming a head football coach. As the head coach of a college football program, it was his responsibility to make sure the program was being run the right way. The 2011 incident wasn't the first time Tressel turned a blind eye to a football program. He also had an incident at Youngstown State University. Something happened with one of his players and instead of reporting it like he should have, Tressel took it upon himself to cover up the issue.
So how can anybody take Jim Tressel serious now? I understand he apologized for his major role in the cover up, but how can he stand at the head of a classroom and teach Americas youth about the principles of coaching if he himself couldn't even follow the rules? In the end, Senator Tressel better take a long look in the mirror before entering that classroom to teach what could be an important class for some students.
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