Chuck Pagano is the new head coach of the Colts

Chuck Pagano is the new head coach of the Indianpolis Colts, the team confirmed today.

Pagano spent the past year as the defensive coordinator of a Ravens squad that nearly made the super bowl.  From what I hear, Pagano is a very good hire for the Colts.

From Pro Football Talk, who first broke the news:

Pagano, 51, spent the 2011 season as the coordinator of the Ravens defense, after spending three seasons as the team’s secondary coach.  He also has coached with the Browns and Raiders at the NFL level, and at various colleges, including the University of Miami, East Carolina, UNLV, Boise State, and USC.

The Colts will hold a 3 p.m. press conference Thursday to introduce Pagano.

Notes:

  • Robert Mathis really likes the Ravens D.  Fits in well.  This is a very good hire for Mathis’ future with the Colts.
  • Also interesting is that Pagano coached at the University of Miami while Reggie Wayne was there (thanks to Stampede Blue)
  • What does it mean for Peyton?  It leaves the door open that his system can stay around.  Clyde Christensen is still on staff, and if Jim Irsay wants to keep Peyton he can do so without having a conflict in offensive systems.  Basically, it just leaves the door open for the possibility of a Manning return.
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