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Report:  Colts hire Pep Hamilton

Report: Colts hire Pep Hamilton

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Jan 18, 2013
The number of minority play-callers in the NFL has now doubled. According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, the Colts have struck a deal with Stanford offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton for that same position in Indianapolis.  Hamilton coached Colts quarterba…
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  • Bears make Tucker new DC, add two others

    Bears make Tucker new DC, add two others

    Chicago continued its frenetic pace of adding to the coaching staff, and is finalizing a deal to bring in former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator Mel Tucker for the same position with the Bears, according to NFL sources.
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  • One thing to know: Can Bruce Arians fix the Cardinals?

    One thing to know: Can Bruce Arians fix the Cardinals?

    Bruce Arians' successful tenure as Colts head interim coach got a few heads to turn, and the Arizona Cardinals saw enough to make him their next coach. After the excitement of accepting a new job passes, Arians needs to address how Arizona can become a …
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  • Peyton Manning gets a new position coach: Greg Knapp

    Peyton Manning gets a new position coach: Greg Knapp

    profootballtalk.com Jan 18, 2013
    Less than three weeks after he was fired as offensive coordinator of the Raiders, Greg Knapp is back in the AFC West. The Broncos have announced that Knapp is their new quarterbacks coach. Knapp fills the spot on the coaching staff that became vacant wh…
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  • It’s been six years since an African-American head coach was hi…

    It’s been six years since an African-American head coach was hired via external search

    profootballtalk.com Jan 18, 2013
    The NFL has acknowledged disappointment regarding the lack of diversity in this year’s round of coaching and G.M. hires.  There’s another trend that the league should regard as even more troubling. As former Buccaneers and Colts coach Tony Dungy, now
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  • Vince Young Is Just Another Bored College Student Again

    Vince Young Is Just Another Bored College Student Again

    deadspin.com Jan 18, 2013
    Cam Newton's decision to re-enroll at Auburn has been a quiet storyline this week, but Newton's not the only national-title-winning QB again giving school the old college try. Vince Young is back in the classroom at the University of Texas, and he more …
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  • Jaguars introduce Bradley as new head coach

    Jaguars introduce Bradley as new head coach

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have introduced new head coach Gus Bradley, giving the franchise a fresh start with a high-energy guy.
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  • Khan warns Jaguars fans to not be “delusional”

    Khan warns Jaguars fans to not be “delusional”

    profootballtalk.com Jan 18, 2013
    If you’re ever going to be optimistic as an NFL owner, the day to be optimistic is the day you hire a new coach. The inherent implication when you make a change is that things can only get better, but Jaguars owner Shad Khan said during Gus Bradley’s
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  • Bradley-Caldwell duo about energy, passion

    Bradley-Caldwell duo about energy, passion

    ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    The tendency in the NFL with hires is to get guys who are largely the opposite of the people they are replacing. Departed Jaguars general manager Gene Smith and coach Mike Mularkey were low-key guys. Replacements David Caldwell and Gus Bradley are high-…
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  • Greg Roman shrugs off lack of head coach interviews

    Greg Roman shrugs off lack of head coach interviews

    profootballtalk.com Jan 18, 2013
    Even before the Jaguars hired David Caldwell as general manager, many thought he’d take his former college roommate Greg Roman with him as head coach. That opportunity never came, as the Jaguars hired Gus Bradley, but Roman shrugged off the suggestion.
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  • Video - Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley: 'There's something special about Jacksonville' 04:18

    Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley: 'There's something special about Jacksonville'

    Jan 18
    New Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley discusses how he plans to turn around the Jaguars and his plans for the team's quarterback situation.
  • Video - Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley: 'There's something special about Jacksonville' 04:18

    Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley: 'There's something special about Jacksonville'

    Jan 18
    New Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley discusses how he plans to turn around the Jaguars and his plans for the team's quarterback situation.
  • Video - Gus Bradley vows to 'bring some enthusiasm to Jacksonville' 03:57

    Gus Bradley vows to 'bring some enthusiasm to Jacksonville'

    Jan 18
    New Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley explains why taking the job was a "no brainer" at his introductory press conference.
  • Video - Gus Bradley vows to 'bring some enthusiasm to Jacksonville' 03:57

    Gus Bradley vows to 'bring some enthusiasm to Jacksonville'

    Jan 18
    New Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley explains why taking the job was a "no brainer" at his introductory press conference.

Sports Columnists

  • Kerry J. Byrne: Changes on offense fueling Ravens, Niners in playoffs

    Jan 18
    The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers each made major and even controversial decisions on offense this year.
  • Chadiha: Progress for minority coaches stalls

    Jan 18
    The Rooney Rule helped, but the NFL needs another push on hiring minority coaches.
  • Peter King: Ravens owe consistent success to 'other' Harbaugh

    Jan 18
    ATLANTA -- I'll be spending the weekend covering the NFC Championship Game, but before I get too heavy into Niners-Falcons, I wanted to write about the most under-appreciated single person of the NFL weekend: John Harbaugh.
  • Don Banks: History not on Ravens' side as they try to get revenge on Patri…

    Jan 18
    The Baltimore Ravens have worked hard and admirably persevered through multiple challenges this season to get back to the same position they were in last year: playing at New England in the AFC Championship game. But history says the chances of the outc…