Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
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Colts make Frank Reich hiring official

Colts make Frank Reich hiring official

This time around, Ballard will actually get to introduce his new head coach in a press conference that's scheduled for Tuesday.

Frank Reich will be the new head coach for the Indianapolis Colts, reports 24-Hour News 8's Anthony Calhoun.

Reich actually started his coaching career with the Colts in 2006 as an intern after a long career in the National Football League as a backup QB. He rose quickly through the ranks and helped mastermind the Eagles' Super Bowl victory last week over New England.

Unfortunately, Josh McDaniels spurning the Indianapolis Colts set off a chain reaction that may cost the Giants a chance to interview Staley as well.

The hiring of Reich completed a quick five-day turnaround in a Colts coaching search that took on some serious urgency last week after McDaniels left the team hanging. And now he will be paired with the architect of the second-biggest playoff comeback in Andrew Luck.

If Reich is indeed a goner, the Eagles will have to find a new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Oh, and they won the Super Bowl, in case you missed it.

Staley previously interviewed with the Eagles for their open head coaching job after Chip Kelly was sacked, and has recently gotten sniffs as an offensive coordinator elsewhere. The former backup quarterback for the Bills was hired as a coaching intern in Indianapolis in 2006 and wound staying with the organization until 2012.

Now, after having his name bandied about the past couple of years as a head coaching candidate, he'll have a chance to run the show.

Reich, 56, has been with the Eagles during the past two seasons as Doug Pederson's top assistant on offense.

If Luck is healthy, the Colts' job might be one of the most attractive openings this offseason. McDaniels called Colts general manager Chris Ballard later that evening and reneged on the agreement, saying he made a decision to stay with New England.

Indy also has a defense that improved throughout the season, the No. 3 overall draft pick in April, almost $80 million to spend in free agency and a promising backup quarterback in Jacoby Brissett, who started 15 games last season.

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