Terrelle Pryor wants Jim Tressel back at Ohio State
Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor thinks it’s time for Ohio State to bring Jim Tressel back as head coach.
In a video captured by TMZ, Pryor was asked whether or not he thought Urban Meyer would coach again after his retirement from Ohio State. The ex-Buckeye said he wished the former head coach the best of luck in the future.
Near the end of the video, Pryor then said it was time for Ohio State to bring back Tressel, who was Pryor’s first head coach in Columbus.
“We need to get Jim Tressel back,” Pryor told TMZ.
Tressel and Ohio State parted ways before the 2011 season after a scandal that broke, involving players receiving free tattoos for game-worn memorabilia. One of those players was Pryor
Tressel was the head coach of the Buckeyes from 2001-2010, compiling a 106-22 record in his 10 seasons.
While in Columbus, Tressel won a national championship (2002) and won at least a share of the B1G title seven times, including six straight from 2005-2010.
Tressel hasn’t been a head coach since leaving Ohio State and is currently the president at Youngstown State University. He’s held that position since 2014.