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Jim Tressel, Former Ohio State Head Coach, To Make His Debut With Indianapolis Colts

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It wasn't that long ago that Jim Tressel was pacing around Ohio as the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes before allegations ran rampant and he eventually resigned. Starting this weekend, however, Tressel begins his new role as a "game-day consultant" for the Indianapolis Colts.

Tressel was hired on Sept. 2 by the Colts, but the team and NFL agreed that he should sit out the first five games of the season -- the same punishment the league handed down to former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor. As of Wednesday, Colts head coach Jim Caldwell didn't exactly have a gameplan as it pertained to Tressel's duties with the Colts.

"It will vary," Caldwell said of Tressel's schedule. "Initially, I want him to come around to make certain that he kind of gets a feel for how we do things, with practice, preparation, all those kinds of things, so he'll have a sense of that."

Tressel will travel with the team, but he's expected to remain in the booth -- not on the sideline -- during the duration as a coach with the Colts.

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