COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 30: Head Coach Jim Tressel speaks to the media during a press conference before the start of Spring practices at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center at The Ohio State University on March 30, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Jim Tressel Introduced As Akron's Vice President of Strategic Engagement

Akron University announced Thursday that former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel will act as the university's vice president of strategic engagement.

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Jim Tressel Will Have No 'Athletically Related Duties' With Akron

With a confusing job title comes a somewhat confusing job. Jim Tressel was introduced as the Akron Vice President of strategic engagement, which seems to be a new position. He'll be making a base salary of $200,000 a year, and he'll start on May 1. But it's still unclear exactly what Tressel will be doing for Akron, though the small salary should reflect that it's nothing on the level of what he's done in the past, making significantly less than he did with his previous gig.

That being said, there is some clarity with what Tressel won't be doing. Joe Schad of ESPN had a couple of Tweets to clarify things a bit:

According to Akron, Tressel has no "athletically related duties" as VP of Strategic Enforcement

So there's that, but it's still a bit fuzzy. Schad follows up with one more:

According to Akron, Tressel will not instruct, advise, mentor or recruit student-athletes

You probably can't get much more clear than that in regards to what Tressel will not be doing. This is all potentially due to the issues that got him in trouble in the first place, which had all to do with improper benefits and things of that nature. Tressel's position with the school could just be a way to boost visibility and get some more enrollments, but that's all still unclear.

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Jim Tressel Introduced As Akron's Vice President of Strategic Engagement

Akron University announced Thursday that former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel will act as the university’s vice president of strategic engagement.

Tressel’s first coaching job was at Akron, acting as a graduate assistant from 1975-78.

According to News 5 in Cleveland, Tressel said:

"It’s always important where you are and to come back to the place that gave you your first chance. I’ll be coaching every day. Coaching is serving. That’s not out of my blood. Out on the field, that’s probably out of it."

Tressel will reportedly begin on May 1 and make approximately $200,000 per year.

Tressel was the head coach at Ohio State from 2001 to 2010, winning a national title in 2002. According to News 5, Tressel met with Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay about becoming the team’s head coach but was not offered the job.

For more on Akron, be sure to check out SB Nation Cleveland. Head over to SB Nation NCAA Football for more news and notes on the college football offseason.

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Akron To Hold Thursday Press Conference Regarding Jim Tressel

Akron University will hold a press conference Thursday to address the hiring of former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel.

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