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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: Dec 24, 2011
Posted on: January 22, 2012 6:36 pm
 

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

BigKatz......true, you have to travel out of your comfort zone....Ohio State would win all their cozy games in the weakest conf and then get their butt wiped when they played anyone else.  My God, how many times did we have to see that??????  In the last 10 years of his reign Ohio, how many times did the SEC and USC take his junior varsity team to the cleaners??  Rememenr when Ohio St and Mich were 1& 2 and Ohio beat them??  Remember the outcry that they should replay each other for the title????  Well, they both played other teams and both were completely wiped out



Since: Sep 5, 2011
Posted on: January 22, 2012 6:03 pm
 

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

The guy can coach thats for sure, i think he will do just fine in the NFL.



Since: May 15, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2012 5:04 pm
 

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

That is easy DrKnowledge. In the playoffs teams will have to travel out of their confort zone to play a football game. Can you imagine if the playoffs worked like those stupid bowls and made all the Northern teams travel regardless of being the higher seeded team? Besides, all that stuff those guys were selling were a result of beating their rival, winning B1G Ten titles, and BCS bowls. If he wins the AFC south that many times he will be just fine.



Since: Dec 24, 2011
Posted on: January 22, 2012 3:48 pm
 

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

Tressel can sure help when it comes to selling team memorabilia.........but what's he going to do in a league that makes you win playoff games and where he can't rely on opinion polls to get him a shot at a championship?



Since: May 15, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2012 3:44 pm
 

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

His legacy is almost as pathetic as JoePa's.

Haggardlab,

 Really? Turning a blind eye to kids getting tats is almost as bad as turning a blind eye to kids getting molested. JT would be great for the Colts. Don't let your hate for the Buckeyes blind you.



Since: Dec 21, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2012 2:09 pm
 

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

So I'm guessing the source that said, "there is no way in hell”, was one of the Polian's.



Since: Mar 14, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2012 2:00 pm
 

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

This may just make A colts fan out of me!!



Since: Jan 20, 2012
Posted on: January 22, 2012 1:11 pm
 

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

Indy, please say it ain't so. I will have to rop my allegiance to the Colts if you hire this thug/liar/cheat/scumbag. His legacy is almost as pathetic as JoePa's.



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2012 1:03 pm
 

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

Daddygobucks?

Are you trying to tell everyone that LYING to the NCAA and LYING to his bosses in order to allow INELLIGIBLE players to play in a bowl game and through a season has NOTHING to do with integrity?  Are you trying to say that forwarding the information to a booster who was paying Pryor but not telling his bosses, as his contract REQUIRED him to do has nothing to do with integrity?   Are you tryin to tell people that knowingly allowing his players to GET PAID for selling equipment has nothing to do with getting an advantage over other schools? 

Tressel would probably be a good NFL coach and maybe it is the best place for him to be since winning is the only thing and cheating isn't as big of a deal but for you to say that Tressel has integrity is about the most outrageous statement a human being could make.  People don't consider him a "flop" because of tatoogate.  People consider him a man who has ZERO morals.  He was a very good coach in college and would probably make a very good pro coach but only a complet homer and absolute idiot would argue as you do that the man has integrity.  Of course it is OK for an NFL player to sell his rings....because he is a PROFESSIONAL who is paid for playing.  The college rules, however, require that players not get paid.  To allow that to happen was CHEATING.  Truly amazing how anyone can claim that CHEATING and LYING have nothing to do with the man's integrity.




Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2012 12:49 pm
 

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

Tressel has a few DII championships, a national championship... it would be so cool to see him ad a Super Bowl. Everyone seems to think he should be considered flop because of tatoogate. I actually consider the NCAA a flop because of tatoogate. What does a few players getting tatoos trading stuff that was their's have to do with college football or coaching integrety? The whole thing is a farce. Imagine the laughter if you tried to report a player trading his super bowl rings for tatoos in the NFL? Funny all these dudes, from places where no coach has ever won a national championship ever, ragging on a guy who has won 4. Can you spell " jealous losers with no credibility"? Personally there are so many things about Tressel I don't like, let's not even go there, but his abiility as a coach? You have to be arabid OSU fan to believe that. It doesn't matter how good you are, if you don't win a national championship every year at OSU, you're a failure and you can't coach. To the rest of the country... unless you're Florida , LSU, Albama , USC of Oklahoma or Texas you've haven't had a caoach as successful as Tressel. And unlees you can be objective about how bad the OSU offensive line has been the last few years, you don't undertand what he's been working with. The man produces victories with smoke and mirrors.


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