Mike Tressel is one of the 5 best Defensive Coordinators in College Football. Guide the Green & White to a Top 5 Defense in the nation a year ago. Coaches Linebackers too. He was with Harlon Barnett & Pat Narduzzi was there with Mike Tressel during that time being for the MSU Spartans. He has been there his whole time with Head Coach Mark Dantonio. Went with him with the Cincinnati Bearcats before he went to MSU. One of the best Linebackers Coach in the nation as well too. His uncle Jim Tressel was the best Ohio State Buckeyes Head Coach in the last 31 years in Columbus. He was there in 2003 as a Graduate Assistant on Defense. Went 14-0 in 2002. Went 11-2 in 2003. Lost to Wisconsin & Michigan. Went with Mark Dantonio for the Cincinnati Bearcats in his 3 years as Linebackers Coach. Also had the No. 1 Run Defense in the nation a year ago. They get Joe Bachie back at LB & D-Lineman of the Year a year ago Kenny Willikes back as well at DE. Michigan State Spartans will have one of the 5 best Defensive Teams in the nation this coming fall. Mike Tressel is one of the 5 best Defensive Coordinators in the nation. Remember that one Michigan State Spartans Football Fans. Mark Dantonio is glad to have Mike Tressel on his staff already now in East Lansing. Mark Dantonio is a good Defensive Guy. Defense Wins Games & Championships Period.