PHOENIX – Many names have already been thrown out as potential head coach candidates for the ASU job, but Cardinals running back Beanie Wells believes his former coach Jim Tressel would be a good fit in Tempe.
“If I was ASU, I would jump on him immediately. He’s a good football coach and would work wonders for the program,” said Wells on the Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf show Tuesday.
Tressel was forced to resign back in May amid allegations of rules violations during the 2010 season.
While Wells was quick to point out Tressel’s accomplishments, he also said it would be prudent for ASU to be cautious.
“With any situation, you want to be cautious and see the sanctions and the penalties he’s going to have to face,” said Wells.
Tressel is an intriguing name and would be a major splash if ASU were to hire him, but it’s hard to say if he’s learned his lesson because the last thing ASU needs is a major scandal in a few years.