clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Jim Tressel named to 2015 College Football Hall of Fame class

New, 2 comments

Congrats to one of Ohio football's best ever on a much deserved honor.

Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

Though he was technically listed as affiliated with Youngstown State for balloting purposes, former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel has been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. The hall of fame's press release announcing the news included extensive references to Tressel's time with Buckeyes, a photo, and billed him as being from "Youngstown State, Ohio State".

Tressel is joined in the 2015 class by fellow living legend Kansas State's Bill Snyder plus former Nebraska linebacker Trev Alberts, former Michigan State halfback Clinton Jones, and former Michigan running back Rob Lytle, amongst others. Tressel is expected to join Snyder and several of the players in the class at the coin toss at the 2015 College Football Playoff Championship Game.

Tressel was 94-22 at Ohio State (in the NCAA's eyes) including a national championship, three BCS bowl wins and one vacated win over the SEC in the 2011 Sugar Bowl. He is officially 229-79-2 overall all-time as a head coach with four national championships with the Penguins at the FCS level as well.

Congratulations to one of the all-time greats for a more than deserved honor. While he's impacting young minds on a broader scale now in high education as the president of Youngstown State, deep down, I think we all selfishly hope there's some more football coaching to come yet.