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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: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2012 10:35 pm
 

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

I think the bigger story is how once again this proves Mike Freeman has no business being employed as a sports journalist.

http://eye-on-football.blogs.cbsspo

rts.com/mcc/blogs/entry/22475988/34

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In the link above he states  "It would be totally out of the question for the Colts to make Tressel a head coach now. The Colts would be the laughingstock of the NFL."

It's time CBS realizes that Freeman isn't skilled enough for a high profile job like this. Scale back his work and give more $$ and responsibility to Pete Prisco & Clark Judge. Much more intuitive writers who don't make assinine statements like the author above in italics.

The longer he's on the payroll the longer CBS is the "laughingstock"


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