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Colts hire Tressel as game-day consultant

Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel is heading to the NFL -- at least for now.

The Indianapolis Colts have hired Tressel as a game-day consultant. According to Colts coach Jim Caldwell, Tressel will focus primarily on replays, which will prevent the coaches from worrying about potential replay reviews.

Sounds like a pretty cushy gig for The Vest, and not a bad way to spend Sundays. He will, however, be judged by how the Colts' replay challenges go.

Caldwell, an Iowa alum, and Tressel both served as Big Ten assistant coaches in the 1980s and have known one another for some time. The Colts' roster features one player Tressel coached at Ohio State: wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez.

It's hard to say if this move suggests Tressel eventually will settle in the NFL in a much bigger role. A lot depends on what penalties he could face from the NCAA. Tressel has spent his entire coaching career in college, but visited the Cleveland Browns training camp last month and now has latched on with the Colts.