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Source: Tressel withdrew Akron application in favor of YSU job

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

After weeks of mulling over finalist candidates, YSU trustees met behind closed doors for only 20 minutes to formally offer Tressel YSU's presidency and he accepted.

Sources close to 21 Sports say Tressel withdrew his candidacy at the U of A before Akron trustees met Thursday afternoon to name Scott Scarborough to the post.

U of A officials say Tressel was not expected on Akron's campus Friday.

Youngstown State trustees described Tressel as the strongest candidate, a man they believed could pave the way for YSU's to have a bright future.

"He will be the most stable individual who is committed to YSU and to the region," Dr. Sudershan Garg says, YSU trustees chairman.

As for the NCAA sanctions that forced Tressel out of Ohio State University, Dr. Garg says YSU's legal counsel does not believe those violations will have any impact on Tressel's presidency.

Tressel replaces Randy Dunn, who left YSU after only seven months on the job.

Dunn's contract required him to give 180 days notice if he decided to leave, and he did just that.

Tressel's contract is not yet inked, but trustees hope he stays at least through the end of this decade, if not beyond.

Tressel is scheduled to talk about his appointment as YSU President at a 7:00 p.m. press conference on Monday.

21 News and wfmj.com will provide live streaming coverage of the event.

 
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