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Jan. 18, 2001

Jim Tressel in an Oct. 29, 1994 photo in Youngstown, Ohio. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

New Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel, right, gets wired for sound by Rob Lewis as he prepares for an interveiw Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Terry Gilliam)

New Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel, left, watches as athletic director Andy Geiger addresses the media during a news conference. (AP Photo/Terry Gilliam)

Athletic director Andy Geiger, right, passes a new hat to Jim Tressel during the press conference announcing Tressel as Ohio State’s new football coach. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

New coach Jim Tressel puts on an Ohio State hat before addressing the media. (AP Photo/Terry Gilliam)

Jim Tressel speaks during a news conference after signing on with a five-year contract worth $4.6 million. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Tressel answers questions. (AP Photo/Jeff Cope)

Jim Tressel speaks to the media. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Jim Tressel gets a hug from his mother, Eloise, at a news conference. (AP Photo/Terry Gilliam)

Jim Tressel is surrounded by the media during a news conference. Tressel was picked to succeed John Cooper as coach after a 16-day search. (AP Photo/Terry Gilliam)

Ohio State linebacker and co-captain Joe Cooper comments about the team’s new football coach, Jim Tressel, outside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Cooper said he was impressed by Tressel’s introductory meeting with the team. (AP Photo/Jeff Cope)

New Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel waves to the crowd after addressing them during halftime of the Ohio State-Michigan basketball game in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001. (AP Photo/Chris Putman)