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Photo: Jim Tressel suits up for charity game

The guys over at Eleven Warriors put together a good read on what Jim Tressel is up to now, beyond his duties as the vice president of strategic engagement at Akron.

For example, this past Saturday Tressel laced up his sneakers and joined a handful of his former players on the hardwood for a charity basketball game dubbed "The Comeback Project". The charity event raised money for a youth center in Youngstown, OH. Tressel, who was introduced to the crowd as "the President of Youngstown" reunited with players like Maurice Clarett and Prescott Burgess for the event.

"It's one of the blessings about growing up in Ohio, and I'm sure everyone has pride in where they grew up. Our good folks never forget about one another, and they invest their most valuable things, which is their time to help their communities." Tressel said about the even

During our Midwest tour through Ann Arbor, East Lansing, South Bend and Columbus, we heard from a number of coaches that they; expect coach Tressel to return to the sidelines sooner than some might expect (but it would take a good opportunity, not a rebuild). 

The Eleven Warriors article points out the impact that Tressel has made in the lives of his players, the value he places on developing relationships through the good times and the bad, and serves as a perfect example of why he'll don the headset sooner rather than later.

Below is a look at Tressel during the game.




Author: Doug Samuels
Doug Samuels has been with FootballScoop since 2011. Samuels joined the FootballScoop staff after serving as a college scout as well as an assistant coach at the college level, where he was fortunate enough to have coached every offensive position by age 24. Samuels is a lifelong Michigan State fan, no huddle enthusiast, and currently coaches high school football in West Michigan.