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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. Foxsports.com 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
 
Comments

Since: Apr 2, 2010
Posted on: January 25, 2012 11:52 am
 

Jim Tressel and the Colts

Yes, he won at YSU and OSU..and he was under investigation in BOTH places. Hell, while he's at it, hire Sandusky as his DC, Ryan Leaf as the QB's coach, Art Schlicter as the OC....




Since: Jan 21, 2012
Posted on: January 25, 2012 10:09 am
 

Jim Tressel and the Colts

2 wins 10 losses. How much easier can it get. Irsay is going to do what he wants. He owns the team. I wish I could go back to Ohio. If Jim T doesn't get the job I would bet 99.9% he says no to an offer. I have heard he has at least 3 other offers on the table. That is just here say so who knows if it is reliable. What the fans don't understand is that this is what he does best. Turns losing teams into winners. You don't have to believe me just start checking his records. Youngstown State, Ohio State.



Since: Jan 21, 2012
Posted on: January 25, 2012 9:56 am
 

Jim Tressel and the Colts

Your comment isn't even worth a response.



Since: Jan 21, 2012
Posted on: January 25, 2012 9:54 am
 

Jim Tressel and the Colts

Keep going. You are showing your ignorance and stupidity. It doesn't bother me but you are looking real immature to others.



Since: Jan 21, 2012
Posted on: January 25, 2012 9:50 am
 

Jim Tressel and the Colts

Keep going. You are showing your ignorance and stupidity. It doesn't bother me but you are looking real immature to others.


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Since: Mar 18, 2011
Posted on: January 25, 2012 4:50 am
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Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2012 3:43 am
 

Jim Tressel and the Colts

Well, who to believe -- Freeman or Dungy?  Hmmm...I'll go with Dungy!




Since: Sep 2, 2008
Posted on: January 25, 2012 12:20 am
 

Jim Tressel and the Colts

that confirms it Tressel will be coaching the Colts.  Freeman, who do you like in the Superbowl?  I betting the opposite, Mush Freeman



Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: January 24, 2012 11:23 pm
 

Jim Tressel and the Colts

Freeman a joke?!?! That is a joke in itself. Another Freeman DUD - terrible writing again. How do you keep a job? Do you live under someone's desk? Your contributions to this site are just terrible.



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2012 8:52 pm
 

Jim Tressel and the Colts

if Freeman is wrong, i wonder what he would say then. now for me, i think he's a canadiate, does he get the job, i dont know, but i think he's a canadiate.



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