Jim Tressel Reveals His Advice For Urban Meyer

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)With Urban Meyer leaving coaching behind for now, the legendary coach is adjusting to his newest role of assistant athletic director of athletics initiatives and relations at Ohio State.This is familiar territory for another former coach of the Buckeyes, Jim Tressel, who also went from the football field to university administration.Tressel was the head coach of Ohio State from 2001 to 2010, but now serves as the president at Youngstown State University. His experiences on and off the field provide ideal examples for Meyer to follow.Nonetheless, Tressel is going one step further to help out Meyer in his quest for success away from the gridiron.In an effort to help Meyer get the best possible production from the next chapter of his life, Tressel shared his advice on how to handle an administrative role with the Buckeyes in an interview with Eleven Warriors.Jim Tressel shares his advice for Urban Meyer and Ryan Day, encouraging Meyer to seek fulfillment in his new role as an administrator and Day to believe in himself. https://t.co/gLHACii3bE— Eleven Warriors (@11W) January 31, 2019Although this will be completely different than coaching, Meyer will have to channel the same passion that made him one of the best at his profession.From Eleven Warriors:“My only suggestion to him was to make sure that he believes that the next chapter is just as important as the last chapter, and he’s got to create this next chapter as being something that will excite him and make him be fired up about what it is he’s contributing to the good of the whole,” Tressel said. “And sometimes it’s not an automatic light switch. Sometimes you have to think through it and experience some things before you really know for sure. But clearly, it will happen for him. And I tease him, he’s a young man, he’s got a lot of good things to do.”It’ll be interesting to watch Meyer shift away from coaching, especially considering how his love for the game brought him back in 2012.As for Ohio State, Ryan Day will try to lead the program to a national championship in his first season as the head coach.last_img

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