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Akron does not hire Jim Tressel as university president

tressel The University of Akron did not name former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel its new president. (Mitchell Leff/Getty)

Former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel was one of three finalists to become the president of the University of Akron, but he did not get the job, according to Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports.

Tressel, currently the Executive Vice President for Student Success at Akron, also applied to become the president at Youngstown State, where he coached for 15 years before landing the Ohio State job. He is still a candidate for the Youngstown State position.

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Tressel has an NCAA-mandated show-cause order in place until December 2016, which would require any school hiring him to show cause why it shouldn't be sanctioned heavily for hiring him. The show-cause order stems from Tressel's role in the scandal involving Ohio State players trading memorabilia for tattoos. After leaving Ohio State, Tressel was hired by the Indianapolis Colts as a consultant, a role he held for one season.

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