The University of Akron gets the publicity it apparently both wants and needs. Jim Tressel gets his first full-time job in nine months and his first non-football job in, well, probably ever.
But when it comes to Tressel's fancy new job and job title at Akron -- vice president for strategic engagement -- there are more questions than just what, exactly, a vice president for strategic engagement might do all day or all week.
Here's one: Why?
Akron gets the credibility and the pizzazz the Tressel name brings in Ohio and specifically in Northeast Ohio and gets to use it in whatever strategic engaging the university higher-ups ask Tressel to strategically engage upon. But that credibility and pizzazz have taken enough of a hit over the last year-plus that it's fair to wonder if Akron was bidding against itself to acquire Tressel's services, and also if this move is just a precursor to another move now that Tressel is officially a Zip.
Akron must look at it as acquiring a free-agen...