It’s pretty clear that at the end of the 2015 NFL season, Chuck Pagano will be out as the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Some people believe that it’s pretty much a done deal and that the team should start looking for another coach pretty soon.
Senior NFL writer thinks that the Colts will be going after a pretty big name and it isn’t one in the NFL ranks. Greg Bedard of Sports Illustrated said that he believes Alabama head coach Nick Saban could be the best fit for the team.
In his story with SI.com, he talked about all the possible head coaching positions that could become available over the next few months. He believes that the Colts would be smart to go after Saban.
“Indianapolis would also be perfect for Saban (as opposed to, say, the Giants) because it’s a small market that is sort of a like a college town (this would help sway Saban’s wife, Terry, who did not like the Miami experience at all). The biggest x-factor is Irsay. It would be difficult seeing Saban agree to work for Irsay with the owner’s current visibility. He would have to make substantial promises to stay unseen and unheard while Saban was in power. Would Irsay do that, possibly by passing control to one of his daughters? Carlie Irsay-Gordon ran the team when her father was suspended.”
Earlier this season, one writer predicted that the Colts would go after Saban if their position came open. It very much so looks like he could have been correct.
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