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Report: Colts may keep Tressel, but not as head coach

The Colts' Jim Tressel walks the field prior to an NFL football game in Indianapolis

Indianapolis Colts game-day consultant and former Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Jim Tressel (C) walks on the field prior to the Colts’ NFL football game versus the Houston Texans in Indianapolis December 22, 2011. REUTERS/Brent Smith (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)


Jim Tressel may wind up staying employed by the Colts. He just won’t be taking over for Jim Caldwell.

Mike Freeman of has a Colts source that says there is “no way in hell” Tressel will get the top job. Still ,owner Jim Irsay reportedly likes Tressel and may want to keep him in some capacity.

We’re not sure what capacity exactly that would be. Surely, the next Colts head coach would have something to say about it.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen has floated Marc Trestman as a possible candidate in Indianapolis. Steve Spagnuolo met with the team about the defensive coordinator position before Caldwell was fired.

Otherwise, the Colts have done a good job keeping their head coaching search a mystery so far.