Report: Colts to Interview Jim Tressel for Head Coaching Position

The Sweatervest is back?

Jim Tressel’s brief and ancillary role with the Indianapolis Colts might evolve into something more substantial.

Owner Jim Irsay’s plane flew Friday morning to Sarasota, Fla., where Tressel owns a home, and returned to Indianapolis later in the day. Multiple sources have said they expect the former Ohio State University coach to be interviewed for the Colts vacant head coaching position, but that could not be confirmed.

Don’t know it would be a good hire for the Colts, but as someone who went to Ohio State, I hope he does get to redeem himself in some way.

Jim Tressel Suspends Himself For First Six Games

When the Indianapolis Colts announced Friday that they hired former Ohio State Coach Jim Tressel as its replay-game consultant many wonder if Commissioner Roger Goodell would throw down the hammer on Tressel like he did Terrelle Pryor ( Goodell suspended Pryor for first five games).

Well Tressel and the Colts took the matter into their own hands announcing today that won’t begin his tenure as replay-game consultant with the Colts until the seventh game of the regular season.


Colts vice chairman Bill Polian said the move came at the former Ohio State coach’s suggestion after discussions over the weekend.

“In addition, we had a conversation with league officials to apprise them of the details of Coach Tressel’s employment and the issues we were reviewing,” Polian said Monday morning in a statement.

Polian said questions surfaced after the announcement of Tressel’s hiring “with respect to the equity of his appointment as opposed to suspensions being served this season by present and former Ohio State players.”

Tressel was hired Friday by the Colts as a game-day consultant to help determine when the team should challenge plays.

“We have informed the league office of our decision and expect that they will be supportive of it,” Polian said in the news release. ” We are very happy Coach Tressel will be joining us.”

Big props to Tressel for stepping up and doing the right thing. I doubt if Pete Carroll will do the same.

Colts Hire Jim Tressel As Game-Day Consultant

It didn’t take long for the “sweater vest” to find a new job. Colts coach Jim Caldwell announced today that the team hired former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel as a game-day consultant.

Caldwell says Tressel will serve primarily as a consultant on replays, which will allow the other coaches to focus on their individual jobs without having to worry about making decisions on replay reviews.

Caldwell says he chose Tressel because the two have had a good relationship for a long time and that it fills a job he’d been looking to fill for several years.

Good move for Tressel. But I wonder if Roger Goodell will suspend Tressel for five games like he did Terrelle Pryor?

Doubt it.

Seems like his rules only apply to players, not coaches (i.e. Pete Carroll).