Coach Tressel Discusses Ada Ohio and the Importance of Academics

Coach Tressel Discusses Ada Ohio and the Importance of Academics

Coach Tressel Discusses Ada Ohio and the Importance of Academics

Ohio State’s Head Football Coach Jim Tressel was present at the Wilson Football Museum in Ada Ohio recently and discussed several topics with the NCAA.org.

By Steve Patterson

    Coach Jim Tessel feels the history of football is very important to Ada, Ohio and The State of Ohio itself. “It’s such a part of our culture here—those of us that grew up in Ohio—and of course really in the entire country.” Coach Tressel said at the Wilson Football Museum. “Football is that one sport that’s American. It’s not played anywhere else very well…every leather football that’s made in this country is made right here in Ohio, right here in my mom and dad’s hometown.”

    But he still feels that academics are just as important as football for the players that come to Ohio State on a sports scholarship. “One of the first things we do in recruiting is make sure they understand that if they come to Ohio State, it’s going to be more than just about football. Really football is the given. That’s their favorite subject. That’s their passion, but we make sure they know before they come that we’re going to be involved in a lot more than just that. With our love of football, we can make a difference in other areas and we can also be the best student we’re capable of being.”

Portions courtesy of NCAA.org

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