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Report: Akron To Hire Jim Tressel

The University of Akron will announce that it has hired Jim Tressel, according to Kenny Roda of WKNR Cleveland.

Roda adds that he is unsure what exactly Tressel’s role will be, but Pat Galbincea of reports that Tressel could be hired in an administrative position.

Tressel, 59, resigned as head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes in May 2011 amid an NCAA investigation of rule violations. He spent 2011 as a consultant for the Indianapolis Colts. He has a 229-79-2 career record as a head coach.

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