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Friday, May 19, 2006

That'll Buy a Lot of Escalades

Proverbial thorn in U-M's side and lover of all things sweater vest, Tosu head coach Jim Tressel has agreed to a seven-year contract with the Bucks that will pay him almost $2.4 million this season. The contract runs through January 13, 2013.

In five seasons at the helm, Tressel is 50-13. He's won a national title, is 4-1 in bowl games and (ouch) 4-1 versus the Wolverines. However, he has yet to win an outright Big 10 title nor truthfully explain the bomb sniffing dogs the Michigan bus was confronted with before the 2004 game in Columbus.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I only hope that UM shows as much generosity to Lloyd Carr so they can even his record vs tOSU. Especially since we showed patience giving Cooper 13 cracks at UM, resulting in 2 wins - three if you are Gordon Gee.

Love your blog, keep up the good work. This is part of what keeps our rivalry the best in the nation.

Anonymous said...

Yea Tressel is the shizzle my nizzle! I only hope he stays through 2030.

Anonymous said...

That's a lot of hovercrafts.

ultra-cocky unoriginal asswipe said...

I gotta agree with anonymous and ask, "What is UM doing for Carr?" Will they recognize the abilities of the man and what he has done for UM and extend his contract or will they use the stadium rebuilding controversy as a convenient diversion?

And I wonder what G. Gordon Gee thinks when he kisses his sister.

thetalisman

Ben said...

Tressel wins 4 of 5 UM-OSU games, wins a national title, wins at least two BCS-level bowl games, notches two Big Ten titles and continually wins the BIG GAMES, often impressively.

Fade to July 2000......

Michigan's Lloyd Carr had won 4 of 5 UM-OSU games, had won a national title, won two BCS-level bowl games, notched two Big Ten titles and continually won the BIG GAMES, often impressively [2-1 vs ND, had won 3 bowl games in a row, and was almost perfect against Top 10 teams].

UM then did this...

ANN ARBOR, MICH. (AP) -- Llloyd Carr, Michigan's football coach for the past five years, signed a six-year, $6.1-million contract last Monday, putting him among the nation's coaching elite in terms of salary....

Fascinating.

(HT: Nonnair from the Diag)

Keith said...

Gotta love the line about not having won an "outright" B10 title.

This would be a valid point if OSU had never went undefeated in the B10 or if OSU had supreme, other worldly powers to control teams they didn't play during conference schedule rotation.

Maize n Brew Dave said...

excellent work ben

Wangs said...

So . . . the lesson from Ben is fire Lloyd and start over with a guy who is motivated to get the big contract. I can live with that.

cottoncandy said...

ben, I guess you have to hang onto something. Luckily, G. Gordon Gee is someone else's problem, as we got rid of him and Cooper, if you dudes haven't notices.

You guys take the swipes, we take the wins.

Anonymous said...

Of course Michigan fan thinks that it matters that OSU has not won an outright Big Ten title in the Tressel Era. After all, neither did the famous "Fab Five" who incidentally NEVER WON ANYTHING including even a SHARE of a BIG TEN TITLE!! Screw you you idiot!!

Yost said...

Hmmm. Hey, Anon, maybe you're the idiot wasting your time trying to change the minds of Wolverine fans on a Michigan site.

Ben said...

I find it entertaining that the "Thad Five" is a name the OSU faithful are giving this year's recruiting class.

Imitation IS the sincerest form of flattery.

Wangs - that is definitely one way of looking at it.

Cottoncandy - I have four words for you to 'hang on to': Regression to the Mean

Anonymous said...

Michigan Fans are douchebags

Anonymous said...

Tressel already owns a Carr.

hehe

Anonymous said...

Ben is a wang and his is small

Yost said...

Ah, you can always tell when the Bucks are in the house by their witty retorts.