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SMART MOVE
Tim Layden
August 11, 2003
In June, Ohio State signed coach Jim Tressel to a six-year contract that runs through the 2008 season. The show of faith was well deserved. Not only does Tressel get the most out of his players, but also his no-nonsense demeanor connects with Buckeyes fans. Even better, Ohio State got him at a bargain price: His 2003 salary ($1.3 million) is still less than what Wisconsin's Barry Alvarez and Michigan State's John L. Smith will earn this year.
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August 11, 2003

Smart Move

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In June, Ohio State signed coach Jim Tressel to a six-year contract that runs through the 2008 season. The show of faith was well deserved. Not only does Tressel get the most out of his players, but also his no-nonsense demeanor connects with Buckeyes fans. Even better, Ohio State got him at a bargain price: His 2003 salary ($1.3 million) is still less than what Wisconsin's Barry Alvarez and Michigan State's John L. Smith will earn this year.

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