Get your sweater vests ready.
Former Ohio State head coach and current Indianapolis Colts replay assistant Jim Tressel will meet with Akron about its head coaching vacancy, according to the Lake County Sentinel.
“Jim Tressel, confirmed by a source at the University of Akron was at the men’s basketball game against Detroit last Saturday night,” Justin Lada wrote. “The same source says that officials from the University will be meeting with Tressel on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week.”
Tressel, 58, was an assistant for the Zips from 1975-78 after graduating from Baldwin-Wallace a year earlier and it would certainly be close to home for the Cleveland native who coached at nearby Youngstown State (1986-2000) and Ohio State (2001-10) before he resigned on Memorial Day over his role in covering up “Tattoogate” in Columbus.
Tressel, who won four FCS national titles with the Penguins and one BCS crown with the Buckeyes, would be insanely overqualified for the position, as the Zips won just two games in the last two seasons combined under ex-head coach Rob Ianello. But Tressel hasn’t been mentioned for many openings because the NCAA could hit him with a “show cause” penalty in which a school must go before the association before hiring the Sweater Vest.
Michigan fans beware: Akron is scheduled to play in Ann Arbor in 2013, in which Tressel could bring his 9-1 record against the Wolverines into the Big House. Might Tressel have something like this to say upon being hired by the Zips?
OK, we are getting ahead of ourselves.
But if we are Akron AD Tom Wistrcill, this move is a no-brainer and we’d be on our hands and knees to bring Tressel north from Columbus.