Reports are that the Colts have met with current team consultant and former-Ohio State Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel twice about becoming the next head coach in Indianapolis. Now, former-Colts coach Tony Dungy is hearing Tressel is Irsay's man, but Dungy made it clear he 'does not know' who Irsay will hire. Dungy discussed the Colts coaching search on Dan Patrick's radio show this morning.
It was reported that Irsay flew down to Florida to meet with Tressel recently. The Colts have reportedly interviewed CFL coach Marc Trestman as well. Brad Childress, Mike Zimmer, Jay Gruden, Jerry Gray, and Pete Carmichael have also been linked to the Colts head coaching job.
Now, for those of you keeping score out there, Tony Dungy didn't think the Polians would be fired at season's end, and they were. He said Jim Caldwell would keep his job as Colts head coach for next season. He said Chip Kelly was going to leave Oregon and go to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Personally, I hope he's dead wrong, yet again, with the Tressel report. Tressel will be a very tough sell in Indianapolis. The man is a disgrace to his profession, a bold-faced liar to his colleagues, players, and even NCAA investigators. Apologies to our own Stew Blake, who is a Tressel-Till-I-Die kinda man, but liars who blatantly violate NCAA rules don't play well to fans in this market. Just ask Kelvin Sampson.
Back to Dungy, he acknowledged he has talked to NFL teams about head coaching vacancies. He also wants to do an interview with Bill Belichick prior to the Super Bowl, and went so far as to say he's 'good friends' with the Patriots head coach.