The decision on a new Colts head coach is less than a week away, but who will be the man chosen by Jim Irsay is still to be decided.
At Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday Colts owner Jim Irsay confirmed that he is nearing the end of his interviews for the next leader of the team but wouldn't get into specifics as to who the team is going after.
"The interviews have been going great. We interviewed a wide range of different candidates. We will probably be continuing through around Tuesday," said Irsay Saturday. "I see a decision sometime about mid to late week next week."
So far Irsay says that he has not brought in any other candidate for a second interview for the job.
"No not anyone, not yet, no," said Irsay when asked if anyone had been brought in for a second interview.
On Friday, WBNS-TV in Columbus reported that Irsay interviewed current Colts consultant Jim Tressel for the head coaching position for a second time. Tressel served as an assistant for replays for the Colts this season from the Tennessee game on October 30th till the end of the season.
Tressel had been the had coach at Ohio State from 2002 through 2010 before a variety of NCAA
allegations forced his resignation in 2011.
Others names as possible candidates in a number of reports over the past week include Saints offensive coordinatory Pete Carmichael Jr., Titans
defensive coordinator Jerry Gray
, Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and former Vikings head coach Brad Childress
Irsay has yet to confirm if these coaches are candidates. Tune into Fox 59 News at 10 and Fox 59 Sports Overtime to hear more from Irsay's comments on Saturday.
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