Jim Tressel's Got A New U of A Job — Good Move or Dirty Shame?

"The Vest" accepted an administrative job at the University of Akron Thursday.


Jim Tressel, who has his masters in education from the University of Akron, is now a Zips employee.

Thurday morning the University of Akron announced that the former The Ohio State University head football coach is the vice president of strategic engagement with an annual salary of $200,000, according to an Ohio.com story.

"'Tressel played a key role in the search for a football coach that led to the hiring of Terry Bowden and since then has remained in touch with university officials,'" University President Luis Proenza said in an Ohio.com story.

Tressel was surrounded by controversy in May after being accused of violating NCAA rules because of a tattoo-parlor scandal, which led to his resignation as the Buckeye football coach.

Here's what people on Twitter are saying about the appointment:

@PeteThamelNYT : The lesson of Jim Tressel to Akron is a familiar one. Embarrass your school. Draw the ire of the NCAA. Find another job. Rinse. Repeat.

@PeytonsHead  Jim Tressel has accepted a job with U of Akron. Smart move, going to a school where players have no chance of selling memorabilia.

@JREakin RT @ShaneLescalleet: RT @jrLaurinaitis: Congrats the Jim Tressel! Akron is getting a first class human being!

@iamramonn Hi Jim Tressel, Welcome to Akron

@jonbuck81 Jim Tressel joins University of Akron as Vice President! Good day for the kangaroos. #zips


What do you have to say about the appointment?

carol February 02, 2012 at 09:05 PM
if the U has that kind of money, they can stop charging students that do not drive to school for a parking permit!!


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