Evolution Of The Vest: How Tressel and Staff Must Adapt to New Personnel

Posted by Tim Bielik on August-7-2009 Add Comments

There are two types of coaches in college football: coaches with a rigid style, and those who adapt to their players.

Jim Tressel can be considered the latter, probably one of the more fluid coaching personalities in the country.

One thing that keeps the talent coming into Columbus is that he doesn't limit the players he recruits based on set skillsets, such as strictly spread QBs and smaller vs. taller WRs.

His teams were mostly power run offenses in his first few years in Columbus. Along comes Troy Smith and Ted Ginn, and the Buckeyes run a more spread-type offense in 2005-2006.

Beanie Wells put OSU back into a power-type running game predicated on ball control and good blocking.

Now Terrelle Pryor is...

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