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Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel says he is done with coaching

Former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel won 94 games in his 10 seasons at the school. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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Former Ohio State head football Jim Tressel says he never plans to coach again even though he won more than 70 percent of his games during a four-decade coaching career.

Tressel currently is a candidate for university president at Youngstown State and the Akron.

Tressel, 61, resigned in 2011 after an NCAA investigation into rules violations at the school during the prior 2010 season. The school was forced to vacate victories from the 2010 season, including their Sugar Bowl victory over Arkansas in 2011.

“I do not wake up in the morning and say I wish I was coaching," Tressel said, via "Sometimes I read the paper and say I am glad I am not coaching. But on Saturdays or Sunday afternoons during playoff games it is exciting and I may yell ‘Call a time out!’ But I do not foresee any interest in coaching. I have got more important things to do. Not that it (coaching) is unimportant.”

The NCAA slapped him with a five-year show-cause penalty, meaning any program that wants to hire him must show why they shouldn't be sanctioned.

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