No, Jim Tressel is not on Browns interview list


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.

17 responses to “No, Jim Tressel is not on Browns interview list

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

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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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