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Hagan: Tressel doesn't dismiss idea of becoming YSU president

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - State representative Bob Hagan is claiming on his Facebook page that Jim Tressel is not dismissing the idea of becoming the next president of Youngstown State University.

Hagan and other lawmakers have joined a growing list of community leaders who say they want to see the former Penguin and Buckeye coach succeed Dr. Randy Dunn, who is resigning as YSU President.

Representative Hagan says on his Facebook page that he spoke with Tressel about the YSU job Monday night. 

According to the post, Tressel thanked Hagan for the support, but said that "there is a process that must be followed."

21 News left a message at Tressel's office at Akron University seeking more information on the conversation. That call had not been returned by 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

Tressel told 21 News last week that he's happy in his current position as Executive Vice President for student success at Akron University.

Youngstown State University trustees will initiate a search for a someone to replace Dr. Dunn.

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