Ohio State has had some incredible coaches of their football program, and Jim Tressel is right up there with the best of them. The Sweater Vest is third in Ohio State history in wins behind Woody Hayes and John Cooper. He’s behind only Urban Meyer, Ryan Day and Carroll Widdoes in winning percentage .828.
Tressel was just about as good as they come with the Buckeyes, including a 9-1 record against Michigan. He knows how important winning “The Game” is, and that is why he has a harsh assessment of Jim Harbaugh’s tenure as the head coach of the Wolverines.
Tressel was a guest on the “1 Star Recruits” podcast last week and talked about many subjects, including Harbaugh. He was asked to rate Harbaugh’s tenure as Michigan’s coach on a scale of 1-5. Tressel said he couldn’t give a true rating because what matters most is the connection a coach establishes with their players. However, based on performance, he gave Harbaugh a 1.