Although he’s already been on the job for a few weeks, today marked the official start of Jim Tressel’s new job as the Vice President for Strategic Engagement at Akron.

“My days of sitting in front of a football video machine and watching film, they disappeared a long time ago” Tressel told Fox 8 of Cleveland.

Tressel has long maintained that he wouldn’t coach forever, and the change to an office with a window view hasn’t been as crazy as he had originally thought.

“People used to always ask me when Joe Pa was going whether I was going to coach as long as Joe Pa? And my answer was always emphatically ‘No’. And so yes it was a change. But I don’t think it was as dramatic as what I thought I was going to be.”

More from Tressel below.

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