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Reports: Colts interview Tressel

Colts owner Jim Irsay has interviewed former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel for Indianapolis' coaching vacancy, a newspaper and TV station reported Saturday.

Tressel resigned in May after an NCAA scandal enveloped Ohio State. He was hired by Jim Caldwell, fired as Colts coach last week, in September to be a game-day consultant, primarily advising about replay reviews.

Irsay flew to Sarasota, where Tressel owns a home, on Friday morning, according to the Indianapolis Star and WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio.

The Colts went 2-14 this season, and soon after, Irsay fired team vice chairman Bill Polian and his son Chris, the general manager. Irsay previously said they will use the No. 1 overall pick on a quarterback.

Irsay tweeted Saturday that he expects to hire a coach by the end of this week: "The #1 pick debate will rage on, what a great year to have it. the HC search is wide ranging n thorough, decision by mid 2 late next week."

Indianapolis previously interviewed Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray, Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael, Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and former Vikings coach Brad Childress.

Packers: Quarterbacks coach Tom Clements will become offensive coordinator if he doesn't get a coaching job, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Clements, who has interviewed with the Bucs, would replace Joe Philbin in Green Bay. Philbin was hired as Dolphins coach.

Rams: Brian Schottenheimer will be the offensive coordinator under new coach Jeff Fisher, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. He resigned as Jets offensive coordinator earlier this month.

Reports: Colts interview Tressel 01/21/12 [Last modified: Saturday, January 21, 2012 7:15pm]
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