If you watched the recent ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on Jim Tressel and his time at Ohio State, you got the impression that he’s actually a good guy and a good coach who just got swallowed up by a world too large for him. But if you think that’s going to shy him away from taking his game to the next levee, you’re sorely mistaken.
According to Cleveland Plains-Dealer reporter Mary Kay Cabot, the Cleveland Browns are interviewing Tressel for their head coaching vacancy.
Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel will interview for #Browns head coach job within next few days, per Joe Dunn of Akron’s Fox Sports 1350
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) January 3, 2014
It’s an interesting move considering Tressel hasn’t been a head coach since he was fired from Ohio State a few years ago and was erased by the presence of Urban Meyer. He’s bounced around some odd jobs since then but going from ‘that guy who coached Ohio State’ to the head coach of the Cleveland Browns is a stretch, even for the Browns.
Fans might not be too keen on the decision to interview Tressel, as they’re already at odds with management over the Rob Chudzinski firing. This Tressel news will no doubt ruffle some feathers in the Dawg Pound this weekend.