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.

31 responses to “Trestman emerges as candidate for Colts job

  1. @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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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)

  6. 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.

  7. 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”!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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!

  12. 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?

  13. 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.

  14. 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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