Colts coach Jim Caldwell said on a conference call Friday that Tressel was hired as a gameday consultant. Tressel will focus on consulting on replays, with the idea to free up time for other coaches. He’ll also answer questions on sweater vest dos and don’ts. [Editor’s note: “Do” put one on. “Don’t” ever take it off.]
Caldwell apparently has wanted to create the role for a few years, and Tressel seemed like a nice fit. Tressel visited a few teams during training camp, including the Colts and Browns.
No word yet if the NFL plans to suspend Tressel five games to start the year, like they did with Pryor. (Yes, that’s sarcasm.)