There is a rumor flying around that the Detroit Lions are close to hiring former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel as their new offensive coordinator, according to ESPN.com.
New Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell is in the process of putting together a staff that can take a talented team to a championship. One of the first names that popped up to have a significant role on Caldwell’s staff was former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel, a colleague of Caldwell’s during the one year they were together in Indianapolis. There’s even talk that a deal with Tressel is already in place, with only approval from the front office remaining, though that is unconfirmed.
Even with everything that went down at Ohio State, I’m surprised Tressel has never gotten a chance to coach in the NFL since leaving Columbus.
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