During the 2011 season, a certain Internet hack with whom you may be familiar floated the notion that, once the Colts “clinch” the first overall pick in the draft, they could/should fire coach Jim Caldwell and give Jim Tressel, who has been working for the team as a replay advisor, a late-season test drive.
It never came to that. The Colts didn’t nail down the Luck (or maybe Griffin) pick until Week 17. And Caldwell wasn’t fired during the season.
Still, Caldwell may get the job without a test drive. Tony Dungy of NBC’s Football Night In America said on Monday’s edition of The Dan Patrick Show that he believes owner Jim Irsay has a person in mind — and that Dungy is hearing the person may be Jim Tressel.
As long as Dungy isn’t hearing that from Rob Lowe, Tressel could indeed be the guy.