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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 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,’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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Since: Nov 2, 2011
Posted on: January 22, 2012 12:41 am

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

This is one of the dumbest comments I've ever read. Sure Tressel made mistakes at OSU, but he did nothing that gave his team advantage over any of their opposition in a game. And he CAN coach. Ever look at his record? Also, players in the NFL aren't regulated like players in college are so that doesn't work as an argument either. I think if he becomes coach he'll probably do well, but if he doesn't it's not because he "can't cheat the system."

Since: Feb 11, 2010
Posted on: January 22, 2012 12:22 am

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

Tressel is poison. You can't ruin a storied college football program then succeed in the NFL... like your disgrace never happened. This guy has the stank of OSU's sanctions still on him. He should just retire or seek a small college job and attempt to regain some credibility.

Since: Jan 14, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2012 11:41 pm

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

damn i can't believe the colts are actually going to hire tressel. what if he actually is a good coach? what if he turns out to be the next vince lombardi? we would look like a bunch of tards..

Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 11:35 pm

Does the Irsay family want to move again?

Maybe Jim Irsay has a bit more of his dad in him than anyone thought.  Hiring Jim Tressel would not only guarantee that the Colts would lose, but that they would lose in an ugly, boring fashion.  If Jim Tressel can't cheat or game the system to get a personnel advantage, he really isn't much of a coach.  You can't game the NFL draft by allowing free tats, drugs, cars, and rounds of golf.  Tressel would be a joke as an NFL coach.  

That makes me wonder if Irsay is going to sandbag Indiana so badly that he has an excuse to move the franchise somewhere else.  It sure is a lot warmer in LA, and they have to be chomping at the bit for another team.   

Since: Dec 22, 2010
Posted on: January 21, 2012 11:28 pm

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

If the Colts hire Tressel the only person whon gets job security is Bob Kravitz who will turn his never shut up laptop puts Tressel in full throttle that didn't shut up until the Pacers gave away Ron Artest, who goes to the Lakers and wins a championship.  Now Bob Kravitz wants to run Peyton Manning out of town.

Since: Nov 27, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2012 11:27 pm

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

Gee Whiz Josh ... your so smart. Of course Tressel isnt the coach yet so it might be a little too soon to be blowing your own horn so loudly dont you think ? And , are you gonna remind us all when you say something or predict something that goes totatlly against how you said it would ? Dont be beating your chest so hard there King Kong ......  at least wait and SEE if Tressel is hired first.

Since: May 15, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2012 11:19 pm

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

Freeman's source was the janitor he gave a reach around to so he would even talk to him. What a joke he is. I have a an anonymous source at CBS who says that Freeman got the job for the aformentioned reach arounds.

Since: May 21, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 11:17 pm

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

I guess this is not all that surprising to see the "vest" try and get a job in the NFL.  At this point unless you are like an FCS school or below, no college program is going to touch him.  And if he does get a job coaching in the NFL, he doesnt have to worry about controlling his players anymore since they are all getting paid legally.  And with the money going around, who cares if his players are getting tattoos and hanging with drug trafficers.  

Sure the guy won at the college level, but it will be much harder at the NFL level.  If the Colts do hire this guy, they will be laughed at by EVERYONE.  So what happens when he gets to Indy, realizes that he will be getting the #1 draft pick, but possibly losing their best reciever, one of their DE's, still a bad running game, their starting center, and a defense that didnt really stop anyone.  The Colts are not going to win much without Peyton next year, so if they hire this guy, my guess is within 3 years he is fired and we never hear from him again.  He should just slowly go away and vanish into history.  Its not like the guy needs money, and really, there are far better coaches who already have NFL experience out there who just have not been given the chance to be a head coach yet.  The Colts need to look to hire one of them first 

Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2012 10:45 pm

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

Anybody that didn't see this coming will probably find themselves feeling silly.  What NFL organization hires a "game day consultant" ??

Since: Jan 21, 2012
Posted on: January 21, 2012 10:36 pm

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

It they hire Tressell as head coach I'm done being a Colts fan! All I can figure a move like this is for is to get another number one draft pick next year.....

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