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Colts hire Jim Tressel as consultant

Published: Fri, September 2, 2011 @ 5:32 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jim Tressel is heading to the NFL.

The disgraced Ohio State head coach was hired today by the Indianapolis Colts as a game-day consultant to help determine when the team should challenge plays. Coach Jim Caldwell said it was a position he's wanted to fill for the past couple of years.

"He's a guy I have known for quite some time and have a good relationship with," Caldwell said during a conference call. "We have hired him as a game-day consultant. He was around last night and will be working with us next week."

Caldwell did not provide details on the friendship, but it's likely the two crossed paths on the recruiting trail in the 1980s and early 1990s when both were coaching quarterbacks at big-time schools.

Tressel was an assistant at Syracuse in 1981 and 1982 before taking a similar post at Ohio State from 1983-85, then leaving to take the Youngstown State job in 1986. Caldwell coached quarterbacks at Penn State from 1987-92. He coached at Northwestern, Colorado and Louisville, too, before joining Joe Paterno's staff.


1candystriper(575 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Tressel will love the good people of Indiana. Archie Manning knows the business of football and look how well Peyton has done with the Colts.

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2AnotherAverageCitizen(1193 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Good move for the COLTS.. Tressel will soon coach in the NFL.

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3paulydel(1598 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

I agree with both statements although its to bad he won't be doing it for the Browns. Maybe someday.

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4livevalley(23 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

I am happy for Tress, hes a great man that got in a bad situation. Sad 3 more OSU guys were stupid again but this time no one can blame Tressel

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5VindyPost(436 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago


Congratulations to Jim Tressel !
Indianapolis Colts Made a Good, Sound Decision.
Chris Polian, Bill Polian, (almost retired) Jim Irsay, Jim Caldwell, Jim Tressel...and of course, Big Guy- Peyton #18

What a "feather in the cap"...(helmut)!
Good to see him sport "blue and white" threads. " U "

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6mrblue(1175 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Big deal-------------a game day consultant. He should be coaching.

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7woolyd(579 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

He should be suspended for five games just as Toilet Paper has been. Be a man Tress take your suspension.

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