Jim Tressel is one of the best coaches in Ohio State football history, but his time with the school came to a pretty odd and controversial ending. However, it now looks like he will be returning to the school if not for just a day or two.
Head coach Urban Meyer announced early Tuesday morning that Tressel will be one of the guest speakers at his annual coaches clinic in April. Tressel will join former wide receiver Cris Carter as one of the five speakers at the event scheduled to run April 14-16.
— Urban Meyer (@CoachUrbanMeyer) March 1, 2016
Tressel’s time with the Buckeyes ended for his involvement in the impermissible benefits scandal that took place in 2011. A handful of players, including former Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith, were slapped with allegations that they had traded memorabilia for tattoos.
The team lost scholarships and received a two-year bowl ban, which stretched into Meyer’s first year as head coach. Tressel was given a five-year show cause penalty and has not coached since his dismissal from the school.
He has been, however, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as well as the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame. He should have a lot of good things to say at the clinic.
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