Originally Posted by harrison'samonster
What I remember reading or hearing was that Tomlin blew them away in the interviews. (And my assumption) Probably got a great recommendation from Tony Dungy, a pittsburgh guy who was getting a lot of credit for the Colts success at the time.
Thank you. While I don't agree that a stellar interview and recommendation makes someone with no experience the ideal candidate, at least it's an explanation. I remember the interview being a determining factor too.