WESTLAKE, Ohio - The new Ohio State coach picked up an award from the old Ohio State coach on Tuesday night.
Though Urban Meyer accepting the Lee Tressel Award from Lee's son, Jim, grabs attention, theirs was a quick transaction made between smiling parties at the Northeastern Ohio Chapter of the National Football Foundation's Scholar-Athlete Awards banquet.
Afterwards, Jim Tressel said it was anything but awkward.
"I've known Urban for a long, long time," Tressel said. "When was a young guy coming up, I was leaving Ohio State just as he was coming in as a graduate assistant. When he was at Bowling Green, I'd see him. When he was at Florida we'd bump into one another whether it was at a convention or recruiting.
"No, there's nothing uncomfortable there. I'm still a Buckeye. I'm always rooting for the Buckeyes."
Like Tressel, Meyer is a Northeast Ohio native, raised in Ashtabula. The late Lee Tressel coached his son at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea the 1970s.
Tressel said in his i...