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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.

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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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