Republicans Float College Football Legend For Senate

Some Ohio Republicans are hoping former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel will challenge Democratic incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown.

The Washington Examiner reported that Tressel is being floated after state Treasurer Josh Mandel dropped out of the race, citing his wife’s health.

After winning a national championship at Ohio State and taking his team to two other title games, Tressel is currently the president of Youngstown State University. Republican Rep. David Joyce said he is welcome across the state.

“Obviously, he’s had the opportunity now to run some universities, so he’s certainly got football team management and now university management under his belt,” Joyce told the Examiner.

Read more at Roll Call.