Youngstown Boys explores class and power dynamics in college sports through the parallel, interconnected journeys of one-time dynamic running back Maurice Clarett and former elite head coach Jim Tressel. Both emerged from the working-class city of Youngstown, Ohio—Tressel as the head coach who turned around the football program at Youngstown State—before they joined for a magical season at Ohio State University in 2002 that produced the first national football championship for the school in over 30 years.
And of course, how scandal destroyed both of them.
For a review of the Jim Tressel 30 for 30 “Youngstown Boys” go here
For an interview/update on what Maurice Clarett is up to go here.
For an interview/update on what Jim Tressel is up to go here