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Trestman emerges as candidate for Colts job

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Colts owner Jim Irsay considered Montreal Alouettes G.M. Jim Popp for the job that went to Ryan Grigson.  Maybe Irsay was simply looking for insight on the guy whom Popp hired four years ago to coach the CFL team.

According to ESPN, via the Toronto Star, Alouettes coach Marc Trestman has landed on the list of candidates for the job.  Trestman reportedly was interviewed over the weekend.

Trestman, a 56-year-old lawyer who obtained his degree while serving as an assistant coach at the University of Miami, worked at the NFL level from 1985 through 2004.  He specializes in offense, working as a quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator.

After two years at North Carolina State and one year out of football, Trestman emerged as the Alouettes head coach in 2008, leading the team to Grey Cup titles in 2009 and 2010.

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31 Responses to “Trestman emerges as candidate for Colts job”
  1. captainwisdom8888 says: Jan 24, 2012 7:57 PM

    peyton should still quarterback this team. with peyton or luck this defense is ass. sell the top pick for some defensive help. peyton has 3 or 4 yrs left in him

  2. wetpaperbag3 says: Jan 24, 2012 8:09 PM

    Trestman is a QB magic weaver. Just ask Rich Gannon. Go Raiders!

  3. snarf1888 says: Jan 24, 2012 8:09 PM

    perhaps peyton manning will be promoted to head coach

  4. conbro8 says: Jan 24, 2012 8:11 PM

    @captainwisdom8888
    I agreed with “Peyton should still quarterback this team”, but you lost me at “sell the top pick”. Sorry, but you don’t sell the top pick when your 36 year old quarterback has had 3 neck surgeries and you have the opportunity to draft somebody as touted as Luck.

  5. eddiemeredith says: Jan 24, 2012 8:11 PM

    May sound like a joke but the one thing that a good offensive mind in the canadian football league can do is pass. They do it well out of necessity. This guy is the real deal. Look at what he has done with Calvillo

  6. dionoil says: Jan 24, 2012 8:12 PM

    I think that would be a good hire.

  7. tomservo24 says: Jan 24, 2012 8:15 PM

    Good lord how many people have interviewed for this job? Just pick someone already.

  8. completefan says: Jan 24, 2012 8:16 PM

    He could be a bit complacent after four years of coaching the leading yardage passer in the history of outdoor pro football but he always comes across as very sharp and the right kind of guy to get Andrew Luck’s pro career off to a good start.

  9. pastabelly says: Jan 24, 2012 8:18 PM

    When they desperately need a rouge to win the game in OT, Trestman will have the right play called.

  10. canetic says: Jan 24, 2012 8:34 PM

    OK, we get it, the Colts are interviewing everyone that has ever held a football. At this point there is no way they are picking the right person. Oh well Colts, you had a good run while it lasted.

  11. anasdonuts says: Jan 24, 2012 8:50 PM

    What…the coach from Remember the Titans wasn’t available?

  12. fernandohuerta says: Jan 24, 2012 8:53 PM

    Wish the Raiders would consider this guy as a head coach candidate… Don’t think he would consider the Raiders, but one can dream

  13. denverhighrize says: Jan 24, 2012 9:01 PM

    My father coached HS Football in the 90’s, I’m sure he’s on the Colts’ radar. Dad don’t pick up the phone!

  14. thefiesty1 says: Jan 24, 2012 9:15 PM

    Good choice but be sure to get Tressel out of Indy first.

  15. maddenisfordorks says: Jan 24, 2012 9:16 PM

    Del Rio!!

  16. freedomispopular says: Jan 24, 2012 9:24 PM

    Assuming he can still play, couldn’t Peyton be the coach AND the QB?

  17. vze356n7 says: Jan 24, 2012 9:53 PM

    Trestman is a helluva nice guy. Met him at the U back in 1982/3 timeframe (law school), and he was really down to earth (even though he was Kosar’s QB coach and going to law school at the same time). Hope the best for him in whatever comes his way.

    Go ‘Canes (sometime this millenium)

  18. benmci says: Jan 24, 2012 10:05 PM

    Really don’t see him getting Colts job. More smoke being blow’d up the aaaaahhhhh by a drunk

  19. brownstain says: Jan 24, 2012 11:02 PM

    Trestman is the guy that conspired with Bernie Kosar to get Shottenheimer fired in Cleveland. He was made OC under Bud Carson. This was the worst move Modell ever made.

  20. gobungles says: Jan 24, 2012 11:08 PM

    Fear the sweater!

  21. JackLeone says: Jan 24, 2012 11:09 PM

    I thought this was a typo for Tressel……

  22. LoCoSu@%s says: Jan 24, 2012 11:14 PM

    Trestman!
    In the words of the incomparable Eddie DeBartolo – “He’s gone”.
    For ever, those are the words that come to mind when I hear the name “Trestman”!

  23. ibreathefootball says: Jan 24, 2012 11:35 PM

    I would like to see Perry Fewell be a HC, but Trestman is a very quality consideration. Jim Tressel on the other hand… lol

  24. mayfieldroadboy says: Jan 25, 2012 12:08 AM

    Didn’t the Browns win the AFCCentral under Bud Carson? And wasn’t it Bud Carson who created the Steelers near-miraculous “steel curtain” defense?

    And if you think this is the worst move Modell ever made, you really don’t know Art like I do.

  25. maddenisfordorks says: Jan 25, 2012 12:13 AM

    I jokingly said “Del Rio” above – then I realized he is actually better than some of the names being thrown in this pile for Indy HCs.

    I’m sorry I poked fun. There are better days a’comin Indy fans.

  26. tatum064 says: Jan 25, 2012 1:06 AM

    brownstain says:
    Jan 24, 2012 11:02 PM
    Trestman is the guy that conspired with Bernie Kosar to get Shottenheimer fired in Cleveland. He was made OC under Bud Carson. This was the worst move Modell ever made.

    ==================

    Yeah, Modell also got Ozzie Newsome to be GM before Steve Bisciotti took over the franchise in 2004 – so he did something right

  27. msclemons67 says: Jan 25, 2012 2:04 AM

    I mostly remember Trestman for the “he’s gone” press conference when the 49ers fired him.

  28. virusgvr says: Jan 25, 2012 7:15 AM

    Well…. I guess I won’t be winning those 2 SB tickets that Isray was giving away for the game in 10 days. My next guess was totally gonna be this guy!

  29. gmen1987 says: Jan 25, 2012 8:07 AM

    27 Responses to “Trestman emerges as candidate for Colts job”
    captainwisdom8888 says:
    Jan 24, 2012 7:57 PM
    peyton should still quarterback this team. with peyton or luck this defense is ass. sell the top pick for some defensive help. peyton has 3 or 4 yrs left in him

    ================================
    And you know Peyton has 3 or 4 years left by how, captaingoobs8888? Did Emilio Estevez tweet that?

  30. gmen1987 says: Jan 25, 2012 8:10 AM

    The Colts seem to have gone from one of the most respected franchises in the NFL to a dysfunctional franchise like the Raidahs in a mear year. What a downfall.

  31. facebook.com/joesimmonscomic AKA Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Jan 25, 2012 10:20 AM

    I remember the “he’s gone” press conference as well. And it was the first time I ever saw ESPN pull some serious crap. You see, I saw the conference live. Eddie DeBartolo said “he’s gone…nah, just kidding”. But when ESPN replayed it later, they intentionally cut off the “just kidding” part to make it look like he meant something other than what he said. I was stunned.

    Of course, he or Carmen Policy did can Trestman later on. But still.

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