The undefeated 2002 BCS National Championship Ohio State Buckeye football team was honored Saturday at the Horseshoe during the Michigan-Ohio State game. Jim Tressel was the head coach of that team and was asked to be present with the team.
It was speculated that Tressel would decline, but evidently he was convinced to attend and was the recipient of a standing ovation and riotous roar from the Buckeye faithful.
Jim Tressel is an Ohio guy. He comes from an Ohio football coaching lineage. His father, Lee Tressel, was a successful high school coach before becoming the head football coach at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. Jim learned the coaching craft on the fields at Baldwin-Wallace watching his father conduct practices and run a college football program.
Jim Tressel was even an all-conference quarterback for his father at Baldwin-Wallace during his college years.
Tressel honed his coaching style as the head football coach at Youngstown State…
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