As one can imagine, the decision has provoked reaction on Twitter from audiences as varied as journalists, Tressel's former players like Maurice Clarett and even Miss Ohio.
BSB wraps up some of the most interesting reactions to the news below.
Manziel to Cleveland, Tressel to YSU..... Mannnn this was a great week for NE Ohio— Maurice Clarett (@ReeseClarett13) May 9, 2014
Being the President of YSU gives him the ability to influence more ppl than he ever would as a coach. Important for many reasons.— Maurice Clarett (@ReeseClarett13) May 9, 2014
So beautiful. Best person I've ever met gets to go home. pic.twitter.com/tijVonacva— %%MATCH_2%% (@Kirk_Barton) May 9, 2014
Congratulations to Jim Tressel on being named the ninth president of Youngstown State University! We wish him the best of luck.— Block O (@OSUBlockO) May 9, 2014
Jim Tressel's former school's athletic revenue (OSU): $140 million in 2013. Tressel's current school (YSU): $156 million - the whole school— Anthony Lima (@AnthonyLimaFAN) May 9, 2014
So Jim Tressel can serve as president of Youngstown State and hire and fire. But the NCAA won't let him coach. Only in America.— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) May 9, 2014
Twitter tells me that Jim Tressel is president of Youngstown State University, presumably because %%MATCH_1%% didn't want the gig.— Zac Jackson (@FSOhioZJackson) May 9, 2014