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No, Jim Tressel is not on Browns interview list

Jim Tressel, Mike Holmgren AP

The Browns might be interested in talking to some college coaches.

But not that college coach.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer shot down a report that former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel was interviewing for the Browns vacancy.

The initial report came from a radio station in Akron, where Tressel now works as an administrator at the University of Akron. The 61-year-old Tressel led the Buckeyes to three national title game appearances.

The Browns have been reported to have interest in other college types, including Bob Stoops, Gus Malzahn and James Franklin, though it’s unclear if that’s actual interest or the traditional floating-of-names-for-raises which agents are so prolific at.

The Browns have lined up a number of interviews with NFL coaches, a list headed by Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

They also interviewed Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles Friday.

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17 Responses to “No, Jim Tressel is not on Browns interview list”
  1. dumbpollack says: Jan 4, 2014 10:29 AM

    After what I saw last night, I may want him back in Columbus. tOSU D is horrible!!!!!’

  2. tory707 says: Jan 4, 2014 10:52 AM

    Browns fans. As long as you have Opie (Banner) running that team you will never win. Sorry to say

  3. grruffgrruff says: Jan 4, 2014 11:39 AM

    The only offensive coach that should be on their interview/HIRE list is Tom Clements/GB.

  4. thirdistheworrd says: Jan 4, 2014 12:00 PM

    Speaking of OSU– just a question I don’t know the answer to, but why doesn’t Urban Meyer draw more NFL interest?

  5. dryzzt23 says: Jan 4, 2014 12:21 PM

    Meyer runs a pop-gun offense with zero imagination. That won’t work at the NFL level.

  6. clownsfan says: Jan 4, 2014 12:29 PM

    Banner/Lombardi aren’t smart enough to hire Tressel. Bowles fulfills Rooney Rule requirement.

  7. dryzzt23 says: Jan 4, 2014 12:34 PM

    Why is it that Tressel has this “scarlet letter” yet Saban and the other SEC coaches annually break NCAA recruiting rules and never get called on it?

  8. sdchicken says: Jan 4, 2014 1:01 PM

    Looks like the Browns clearly had another candidate in mind when they fired Chud after one season…that is why their interview list has 75 names and changes daily.

  9. avenger9800 says: Jan 4, 2014 1:43 PM

    I don’t watch very much college football, but after seeing what Stoops has done is very impressive. I’d much rather see the Browns hire him than all the other names being mentioned.

  10. onbucky96 says: Jan 4, 2014 2:01 PM

    Call me nuts, but if the Browns could EVER find a Franchise QB, they’d make the playoffs. Thought the Chicago Chipmunks would let Cutler walk, that ship has sailed. Acquire Johnny Football and all shall be right in Cleveland. Or at least as good as it can get, it is only Cleveland.

  11. seanpbeck says: Jan 4, 2014 2:06 PM

    The 3 Stooges (and the Bob Lamont Retirement Club that preceded them) will never hire someone who might usurp their power over the organization, so you will never see a local folk hero like Tressel as a serious contender as long as they’re running the show…even if it makes a lot of sense and thousands of paying customers would be thrilled. It’s the same reason Bernie Kosar has never been given anything but an ancillary role with the team. I personally would love to see Tressel. He’s won at every level he’s attempted. I don’t see why his skills wouldn’t translate to the NFL and he’s smart enough to adapt. #TresselForCleveland

  12. daltongang1 says: Jan 4, 2014 3:06 PM

    The Brown’s front office is a joke… They have such a hard on for McDaniel’s that it’s not even funny..

  13. thetooloftools says: Jan 4, 2014 3:36 PM

    It doesn’t matter who we hire… we are still going to suck.

  14. thetooloftools says: Jan 4, 2014 3:44 PM

    Bye the way… that picture of Mike Holmgren actually doing something needs to be framed.

  15. oldcracker says: Jan 4, 2014 5:52 PM

    Jim Tressel has too much class to play the role of “Shemp” for the F.O.

    Banner is a bean counter, NOT a football guy. Yet, he is Hell-Bent on proving otherwise, even if it means bringing down (is that possible?) the organization.

  16. mrfrostyj says: Jan 4, 2014 7:38 PM

    Tressel, you mean the guy who’s only NFL experience was as a consultant for the 2-14 Colts. Cleveland would be better off bringing Butch Davis back. At least he got an NFL team to a playoff.

  17. bigbuckeye says: Jan 16, 2014 10:13 PM

    You say “did he mean tressel who’s was 2-14 with colts”?? R u kidn me bro??? He had nothing to do with coaching, he was a scout there for 1, 2 he has been a winner EVERYWHERE HE HAS COACHED, “PROVEN WINNER”… 3 U say he’s never coached an nfl team? Your rite,, every coach in the nfl had never coached the nfl before they coached an nfl game,,, so what… Can u say chip kelly?? Give tressel a shot we have nothing to lose.. hell,, whatever the office people decide they should do the exact opposite cuz they can’t get ANYTHING RITE! 36 YEAR BROWNS FAN.. Ill give them 2 more years & I’m out if we arnt getting things rite.. I’ve never given up on any of my teams but this is just getn ridiculous,, really it’s been ridiculous for about 10 plus years! Change the helmets some & uniforms too,, change everything !

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