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Jim Tressel and the Colts

Posted on: January 24, 2012 12:49 pm
There are now reports the Colts will not hire Jim Tressel as head coach. This after a round of reports that Tressel had received two interviews and was in serious contention for the job. As a team source told me weeks ago there is no way in hell the Colts will hire Tressel to coach the team. That mostly stands. I've also been told Tressel never received two interviews for the job as previously reported and the one "interview" he received was very casual and more courtesy than anything else.

"Jim is well liked by Irsay," said a team source speaking of the Colts owner, "but not that well liked."

We'll see. Maybe Irsay does like taking huge, risky gambles with the future of his franchise.

League sources say the Colts have interviewed numerous candidates and aren't done. They're scheduled to speak with Baltimore defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano. reported 49ers special teams coach Brad Seely is now on the Colts radar. I was able to confirm that is indeed the case. Seely is viewed as a good potential head coach by people around football.

The Tressel-as-coach phenomenon got renewed life when Tony Dungy this week said he believed Irsay had focused on Tressel as head coach. That certainly opened my eyes but I continue to be told Tressel isn't getting the position.

Is it possible Irsay has become Jerry Jones and now rebuffs any notion of conventional wisdom? Possible. Irsay, again, is very different. He could hire Tressel as a giant (expletive) you to the league. Yes, that's possible, but no one on the Colts or in the league believes this will happen. They think Irsay's inner pragmatism will take over.

Irsay, I'm told, wants to hire an NFL assistant; some new coaching blood to go along with his theme of remaking the franchise almost entirely. This is the safer route and why Tressel doesn't make sense. The NFL is littered with the bodies of great college coaches who failed in the NFL from Steve Spurrier to Nick Saban and dozens of men between.

Do NFL assistants fail? Yes. But the failure rate for college coaches making the try is astronomical.

Again, Irsay is very different, and he could shock the NFL world with a Tressel hire.

But I think the team is heading in the direction of a hire like Pagano.

Category: NFL
Tags: Colts, NFL

Since: Jan 21, 2012
Posted on: January 24, 2012 2:55 pm

Jim Tressel and the Colts

Very mature response.

Since: Jan 21, 2012
Posted on: January 24, 2012 2:53 pm

Jim Tressel and the Colts

That was a mature response.

Since: Jan 21, 2012
Posted on: January 24, 2012 2:51 pm

Jim Tressel and the Colts

Do you really think that this happens in just one college. The boosters are infamous for trying to win over the players by offering money, cars etc.. If you were to ask one OSU student how he let them down they would be surprised. Example: Joe Paterno. The students and alumni were behind him. The same thing happened at Ohio state. 100's of students went to the Tressel's and backed him up. He brought the school together and players and they became a family. Indianapolis isn't worthy of a great coach and most of all a genuinely good person. He has provided millions$ to OSU and Youngstown state. The NCAA could go to any school and find something and I do mean any. The future: the NCAA better start looking and they will so they can pull out their wallets because every time there is an infraction they can go on a shopping spree. I am proud to be an OSU alumni and proud of Jim Tressel as a coach ,(3rd best college coach), in the history of collegiate football.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2012 2:25 pm

Jim Tressel and the Colts

hahaha, ok sammie.  you are FULL OF SH!T and tell your pal Tressel that I said so!! I've never read a bunch of crock in my life...

Since: Jan 21, 2012
Posted on: January 24, 2012 2:00 pm

Jim Tressel and the Colts

Everyone keeps putting Jim Tressel down about the incident at OSU. Think about it. These 5idiots went against the rules,(and they knew what they were doing$)'. They were told consistently what the rules were. Tressel can't be a coach and a babysitter. He immediately told the athletic director and the president of OSU. He took them out of the loop and soaked up all the blame and resigned. I have known him 40 years and I don't think he even wants the job. He will get so many other offers so why would he want to come to indiana (yuck). I came here from Ohio and am so sorry I did. Plus. Look what he would have to do. Worst team in the NFL! , not my idea of a good time. He is to good and the Indiana fans aren't exactly likeable. They are screaming we don't want him. After this past season it would be horrible to coach the worst team around. Tressel would be the only person that could turn things round but why would he even want to come here? Not my idea of a good place to live.

Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2012 1:27 pm

Jim Tressel and the Colts

Bother with spelling much, kubbfan?

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 24, 2012 1:20 pm

Jim Tressel and the Colts

i think all this turned out for the best. tressel needs to cool his heels. think a little about how he let ohio stat down. the ole just stick your head in the sand and it will go way. it really is not ok to cheat. all those players and coaches whole life is college footbal. trssel tilted the field he did not play fair. he knew what was going on. when will it wink into these coaches and presidents heads that the ncaa is not fooling around. you will get caufgt. you will lose your carrer. it is not hard to figure out. a poor student, which is almost everybody at the scholl this days. is riding wround in a lexus. answer someone illigly gave it to him.

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