Report: Colts to hire Shane Steichen as head coach

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UPDATE (February 14, 2023:

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Colts appear to have found their next head coach. According to ESPN, Indianapolis plans to hire Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen as head coach.

The Colts began telling some head-coaching candidates Friday that they planned to go in another direction and then notified more candidates Sunday.

Steichen would become the second Eagles offensive coordinator hired by the Colts as their head coach. Frank Reich, who was fired by the Colts earlier this season, also was Philadelphia’s OC before being hired as Indianapolis’ head coach in 2018.

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UPDATE (February 8, 2023):

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Colts are getting closer to hiring a new head coach. On Tuesday, owner Jim Irsay wrote on Twitter that the team remains days away from selecting their next coach.

Indianapolis fired head coach Frank Reich after nine games in the 2022 season.

The Colts have conducted a search that includes interim coach Jeff Saturday, Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy, Eagles OC Shane Steichen, Packers special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, Lions DC Aaron Glenn and Giants DC Wink Martindale.

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UPDATE (February 3, 2023):

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Colts are done with their second round of head coaching interviews and are considering a rare round three as well.

According to NFL Network, if they go that route, they’d pare down the list to a select few finalists before making their decision on their next head coach.

Giants defensive coordinator Wink Martindale appears to be one of the front-runners to land the job.

Indianapolis also interviewed Aaron Glenn, Shane Steichen, Rich Bisaccia, Brian Callahan, Raheem Morris, Ejiro Evero and Jeff Saturday.

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UPDATE (January 26, 2023):

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) -The Indianapolis Colts continue to look for a new head coach.

On Wednesday, Indianapolis met with interim coach Jeff Saturday for his second interview for the full-time head coaching job.

According to ESPN, the Colts plan to conduct a second round of interviews with seven head coaching candidates.

Indy finished the season with a record of 4-12-and-1 and has the fourth overall pick in the upcoming draft.

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UPDATE (January 23, 2023):

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Colts are expected to narrow down their list of candidates for their opening at head coach.

According to NFL Network, Indianapolis will schedule a handful of finalists for in-person interviews this week.

Bengals’ offensive coordinator Brian Callahan, Rams’ defensive coordinator Raheem Morris, Cowboys’ DC Dan Quinn and Eagles’ OC Shane Steichen are among the favorites to land the job.

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UPDATE (January 19, 2023):

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Colts are still searching for a new head coach.

Indianapolis has already completed interviews with Eagles’ offensive coordinator Shane Steichen, Lions’ defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn, Rams’ defensive coordinator Raheem Morris, Broncos’ defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero, Chiefs’ offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and current special teams coordinator Bubba Ventrone.

The Colts have requested interviews for Giants’ offensive coordinator Mike Kafka and defensive coordinator Wink Martindale, along with San Francisco DC DeMeco Ryans and Dallas defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Colts have requested to interview three more head coaching candidates.

Indianapolis has requested to interview Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka, defensive coordinator Wink Martindale and San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans.

The team has already completed interviews with Raheem Morris, Ben Johnson, Aaron Glenn, and Shane Steichen.

Indy is slated to pick fourth overall in the upcoming draft.

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