By Evans Clinchy
February 02, 2012

News broke last night that Jim Tressel, former head football coach at Ohio State, was closing in on an administrative position at the University of Akron. Now we have definitive word, as Akron introduced Tressel as "vice president for strategic engagement" in a news conference this morning.

"It's always important where you are and to come back to the place that gave you your first chance," Tressel said, according to NewsChannel 5 in Akron.

Tressel landed his first coaching job at Akron, working there as a graduate assistant from 1975 to '78.

The former coach will begin in his new administrative role on May 1. He is expected to make approximately $200,000 per year.

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