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Tressel makes the ballot for college football Hall of Fame
Former OSU and Youngstown State coach is in his first year of eligility
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
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Former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel has made the ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame. 

It’s the first year of his eligibility for the honor.

He won four championships at Youngstown State before moving onto Ohio State, where he won three national titles. But he also resigned during a scandal in which star players were accused of trading memorabilia and collecting other favors from the owner of a tattoo parlor. 

That’s largely been set aside by advocates -- including congressmen and business leaders -- who want him to become president of Youngstown State. Right now, he’s vice president at the University of Akron, which is also looking for a new president.

 

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