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Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

Posted on: January 21, 2012 9:54 pm
Edited on: January 23, 2012 12:08 am
 
TresselBy Josh Katzowitz

On Friday, my CBSSports.com colleague Ryan Wilson asked the question: “Would the Colts interview Jim Tressel for a coaching job?”

Apparently the answer to that question is yes. Not only that, but it’s a resounding yes.

As WBNS-TV in Columbus is reporting (via the Cleveland Plain Dealer), Tressel already has had two interviews for the chance to replace Jim Caldwell, and the second one occurred Friday when owner Jim Irsay flew to Sarasota, Fla., where Tressel has a home, to talk with the former Ohio State coach.

If Indianapolis was to hire Tressel, it would be a stunning development.

On Thursday, CBSSports.com’s Mike Freeman talked to a source about the Colts possibly speaking to Tressel, who worked with the franchise as a game day consultant this season, and that source told him that there is “no way in hell” the franchise would consider it.

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Well, it sounds like Indianapolis is more than considering it.

Already, it’s been reported that the Colts have focused their attention on Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray and Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael.

Either way, this decision should be done seven days from now.

Already today, Irsay tweeted that Colts fans can expect a decision on the new coach by late next week. Will that person be Tressel? Somehow, it sounds like it’s most definitely a possibility.

And just as a reminder, this is what I wrotein October:
You wonder about Caldwell’s statement about wanting Tressel to get the hang of how the pro operation works. Does Caldwell eventually want to hire Tressel to be an assistant on his staff? Or what happens if the Colts deem Caldwell expendable after this debacle of a season is complete? Would Tressel be a candidate for the head coaching job?

If so, perhaps Caldwell should cool it on letting Tressel know too many secrets of pro football coaching (if it’s even Caldwell’s call). Otherwise, the guy he’s schooling might be the guy who is soon to replace him.

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Comments

Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2012 10:56 am
 

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

Agreed. You don't get to pick and choose your schedule in the NFL. You also aren't allowed to BUY home games off of other teams!



Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2012 10:37 am
 

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

Tressel is a terrible coach. He padded the schedule with local Ohio teams, aka soft teams, and refused to acknowledge that they were inferior. His practices were so brutal that they got a kid (WR / Punter) crippled. Then he softened the practices so much his teams never seriously competed for the national crown. They ended up overrated and got smacked in their bowl games. His NFL career will be like Spurrier's, short and ugly.




Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2012 8:38 am
 

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

Tressel would be good in Indy.  I like it.  He falls in the mode of a Dungy/Coughlin.



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: January 23, 2012 12:00 am
 

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

He can probably help out managing the salary cap.



Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2012 11:48 pm
 

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

Hiring Tressell would make them a bigger joke than they already are. That hiring would definately send Manning down the road. (by his choice) Good Luck Indy fans. Youre gonna need it.



Since: Nov 11, 2011
Posted on: January 22, 2012 11:19 pm
 

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

Tressell? Really? You can forget about the Colts doing anything for the next few years. Tressell knows ZERO (0) about the pro game. 



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2012 9:33 pm
 

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

Colts are a disaster. It won't matter who the coach is. Peyton Manning doesn't play defense. So why was their defense so bad this year? Caldwell had to go, yeah, but I don't see things turning around for a while no matter who they bring in.



Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2012 8:35 pm
 

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

If he gets hired by the Colts, then I am a new fan.... I have always said his style of coaching would work wonders in the NFL.... now lets see what he got.



Since: Jun 4, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2012 8:04 pm
 

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

Go Tress.



Since: May 15, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2012 6:54 pm
 

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

DrKnowledge,

 You need to go look at JT's BCS record before you say "anyone else". Yes they got wipped in '06 and '07. I admit that, but go look at his overall bowl record not just the two games that fit your arguement. Not counting the Arkansas game he was 4-3 in BCS games (none of which were played in Ohio or anywhere close). I do remember the outcry for a rematch of tOSU and Michgan in '06 and was against it then, just like I was against a rematch between the two offensively challenged SEC schools that got into the title game based on voting (where SEC coaches blackballed the other OSU) like you said in your first post about tOSU. If JT is hired Indy will be just fine.


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