Jim Tressel takes parting shot at Michigan during fan rally at his home
Jim Tressel won't be on the sideline when Ohio State pays a visit to Michigan Stadium this season.
But that didn't keep him from offering a prediction when 200 fans gathered in his front yard Saturday evening: "Don't forget. On Nov. 26, we're gonna kick their ass."
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported from the rally, which saw fans walk to Tressel's home in a show of support following his forced resignation on Monday.
Dressed in an Ohio State shirt and black shorts, with an Ohio State flag flapping under an American flag on the flagpole in his yard, Tressel greeted the fans along with his wife Ellen, shaking their hands and posing for photos for about half an hour.
Fans sang several songs, including the favorite "We Don't Give a Damn for the Whole State of Michigan." At the conclusion of that song, Tressel told the crowd, 'Don't forget. On Nov. 26, we're gonna kick their ass."
Tressel also said he was born a Buckeye and would die a Buckeye. He left his position as the coach of the Buckeyes after 10 years, pressured to resign after committing serious NCAA violations that created a public relations storm for the university.
The Plain Dealer also has some video highlights from the rally.