Despite many Ohio Republicans hoping that Jim Tressel would run for the U.S. Senate, the former Ohio State football coach brought an end to those wishes on Thursday.
Tressel took to Twitter to say that he was appreciative of the acknowledgment, but that he will remain president at Youngstown State University.
Here is Tressel’s tweet:
Appreciate so much the kind words regarding the US Senate campaign. Such an important role. Admire what our Senators do. Ellen and I are committed to continuing our work at YSU. Much accomplished. Much to do! #YandProud 🐧 #AmericanandProud 🇺🇸
— Jim Tressel (@JimTressel5) January 11, 2018
Tressel received praise from several officials in a Washington Examiner story on Wednesday for his management skills. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, is running for re-election this year.
Tressel coached at Youngstown State from 1986-2000 before moving on to Ohio State. In Columbus, Tressel led the Buckeyes to a 106-22 record in 10 seasons before possible NCAA violations brought his tenure to an end. With Tressel at the helm, the Buckeyes won 5 conference titles and the 2002 national championship.