The University of Akron's extended search for a new president could produce a result of unintended consequences if it passes on Jim Tressel. The iconic former OSU football coach has been groomed for the job since his arrival on the downtown Akron campus in May 2012 and is among the 19 applicants on a list released Friday by the UA
board of trustees. . His current title is executive vice president.
If the UA board hasn't painted itself in a corner, it certainly seems to be headed that way. It it could be an embarrassing snub by the board of Tressel's hitherto assumed worth if he doesn't emerge the winner from the otherwise uninspiring list of applicants, wouldn't you think?