Jim Tressel In Mix As Candidate For Indianapolis Colts Head Coaching Job

According to WishTV8.com, two more names have surfaced as candidates to be Colts next Head Coach. One of those names belongs to a sweater vest wearing former coach of The Ohio State University:

“Sources tell 24-hour News 8’s Chris Widlic that game day consultant and former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel is in the mix.

Meanwhile, the NFL Network is reporting that the Colts also want to talk to former Vikings’ head man Brad Childress. He and general manager Ryan Grigson have ties from their days in Philadelphia.

Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray had his formal interview with the team about the vacancy. The 49-year old has spent the last 15 years with a handful of teams after a successful NFL playing career. Other candidates include Saints offensive guru Pete Carmichael and Bengals defensive coach Mike Zimmer.”

Source: WishTV8.com

  • Mark

    I’d like to see Tressel get the job just to see how his coaching style might translate to the NFL. It’d be an interesting experiment.

  • http://twitter.com/dennymayo Denny

    …an interesting experiment that would be great to see another team try out. High-risk/high-reward, etc.

  • http://www.viewfromthebarstool.com/ MarcG

    I just don’t see this working…He was a great college coach and recruiter but I do not think that will transfer to the NFL.  I believe his strength was the recruiting aspect and that is not needed.  We will see but I think it is a bad idea, especially for a team that will be in somewhat of a rebuilding process.