Ohio State Football Coach Jim Tressel Has an Unusual Side Job on Campus

You’d think the men who get paid millions of dollars a year to run the nation’s top college-football programs would be a bit short on free time in the fall.

But Jim Tressel, the even-keeled, bespectacled, sweater-vest-wearing head coach at Ohio State, has been spending a good chunk of precious time this season doing something that seemingly has no impact at all on his Buckeyes’ performance.

Just after sunrise twice a week, in a fluorescently lit room on Ohio State’s sprawling campus, he lectures 49 bleary-eyed students on the art of coaching.