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 read more

UN protests over Sudanese Governments decision to seek envoys removal

“We obviously deeply regret the Sudanese Government’s decision to ask for his removal but as I’ve said the Secretary-General continues to have full confidence in Mr. Pronk,” spokesman Stephane Dujarric told the daily news briefing in New York, where Mr. Annan will meet with Mr. Pronk tomorrow.“On Monday, the assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Hédi Annabi met with the Sudanese Permanent Representative Ambassador [Abdalmahmood] Mohamad to protest the decision by the Sudanese Government.” Asked whether there were any plans to appoint a new special representative for Sudan, Mr. Dujarric replied: “Not at all. Mr. Pronk is and remains the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Sudan with the full backing of the Secretary-General.“He’s back here for consultations… and of course we continue while this issue is ongoing with our work full steam ahead in Sudan both in the South and in Darfur in assisting the African Union mission.” Mr. Annan received the Sudanese Government’s letter on Sunday and requested Mr. Pronk to come to New York for consultations. Mr. Pronk is expected to arrive in New York tonight. As Special Representative he oversees the UN Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS) set up in 2005 to support implementation of a peace agreement between the Government and rebel forces in Southern Sudan. In August this year the Security Council expanded its mandate to include deployment to the western Darfur region to support the “early and effective implementation” with some of the rebels there.But the Sudanese Government has rejected any UN deployment in Darfur, where at least 200,000 people are estimated to have died as a result of the conflict and more than 2 million others have been displaced. At present the UN supports an African Union mission in the region. At present UNMIS has some 10,250 uniformed personnel out of a total of up to 27,300 mandated when the Security Council expanded its mission in August. read more