Jim Tressel‘s been a busy man since
being fired “resigning” from Ohio State in 2011 for lying about/ failing to report Tattoogate. Earlier this year, he became the University of Akron’s new vice president of strategic engagement, a position that was created for him. Now, he’s joining WKYC Channel 3 in Cleveland as a special contributor for a weekly segment called “A Moment With Jim Tressel,” which sounds about as Dr. Lou-ish as it comes.
“Jim’s national championships as head football coach at Ohio State and Youngstown State universities are well-known to all, but his motivational speeches and best-selling books will be the basis of our ‘A Moment with Jim Tressel.’ ” Channel 3’s president and general manager Brooke Spectorsky said in a statement.
“Jim motivates with passion but leads with compassion,” added Virgil Dominic, Channel 3’s interim news director, “We envision a weekly segment that takes daily news stories and makes them teachable moments.”
And if anybody knows anything about teachable moments — like what lying to the NCAA can do for your coaching career — it’s Tressel.
(Hat tip: Cleveland Plain-Dealer)