Cleveland Browns to interview former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel

November 24, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes former coach Jim Tressel is held by players from his 2002 National Championship team in a game against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.

Topics: Cleveland Browns, Jim Tressel, Ohio State Buckeyes

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  • Justin Bailey

    For it!

  • Gary

    I don’t think he could do any worse than the past coaches Cleveland has hired.
    At least he has been a “head” coach and knows how to win. Who was the last coach we hired that had actual “head” coaching experience?

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