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According to Eleven Warriors, it was announced today Jim Tressel, currently residing in the president’s office at Youngstown State, will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. (As if you need another reason to watch Monday night’s title game: Jim Tressel and the 2015 class will be honored during the coin toss.)

Although Tressel is being inducted for his work at Youngstown State (four national championships), Tressel continues a streak since 1947 of every full-time Ohio State headcoach landing in the Halll of Fame.

Tressel, winner of five national championships, won more games than any FCS coach in the 1990s, and took the Penguins to the playoffs 10 times. He also coached NFF National Scholar-Athlete, Anthony Pannuzio.

Tressel’s all-time record is a sterling 229-79-2 (74.2%), according to a release from the Hall of Fame. His Ohio State record, according to sports-reference.com, stands at a mighty 106-22. (94-21 if you ask the haters at the NCAA.) Along with winning a national title at Ohio State, Jim Tressel led the Buckeyes to 10 bowl appearances and turned a recruiting afterthought (Troy Smith) into a Heisman Trophy winner.

Tressel At Ohio State
YEAR RECORD WIN % BOWL/OUTCOmE AP PRE AP HIGH AP FINAL
2001 7-5 .583 Outback – Loss 23 21 NR
2002 14-0 1.000 BCS Championship – Win 13 1 1
2003 11-2 .846 Fiesta – Win 2 2 4
2004 8-4 .667 Alamo – Win 9 7 20
2005 10-2 .883 Fiesta – Win 6 4 4
2006 12-1 .923 BCS Championship – Loss 1 1 2
2007 11-2 .846 BCS Championship – Loss 11 1 5
2008 10-3 .769 Fiesta Bowl – Loss 2 2 9
2009 11-2 .846 Rose Bowl – Win 6 5 5
2010 12-1 .923 Sugar Bowl – Win 2 1 5

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