Now that I am living up here in Michigan, I am surrounded by many people who are gloating over the resignation yesterday of Jim Tressel as the head football coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes. But when I think about it from the perspective of a Wolverine fan, I can see why they are rejoicing.
When Tressel was first hired in Columbus he promised domination over the University of Michigan -and did he ever deliver. Ohio State only lost to the University of Michigan once during Tressel's tenure at OSU! In fact if my math is right, as of today it has been 2,747 days since the University of Michigan has beat Ohio State in football. No wonder Wolverine fans are so overjoyed to see him leave. 2,747 days - let's see...that's 65,928 hours since the University of Michigan beat Ohio State in football! That's 3,955,680 seconds since Michigan beat Ohio State in football!
As a Buckeye fan I'm disappointed in Tressel. But I realize that he is only human. Unfortunately, most will only remember him for the last 6 months of his career rather than all that he accomplished as a head coach. A national championship? YES! Other national championship game appearances? YES! Multiple Big Ten championships? YES! But most of all, 2,747 consecutive days (and counting!) since Ohio State last lost to the Michigan Wolverines in football.