Five Coaches the Indianapolis Colts Could Hire as Head Coach: Fan's Take

The are searching for a new head coach. Owner Jim Irsay that they are close to selecting a coach and will have one within a week. This narrows the list to around five coaches that Indianapolis is for the job.

Jim Tressel

The former Ohio State coach is surprisingly being and be a finalist for the head coaching position in Indianapolis. As a fan, I don’t support this move. Ignoring the issues that caused Tressel to leave Ohio State, he’s a conservative coach that relies on defense and running the ball. This has never been the way Indianapolis plays. They need someone more aggressive that will bring fresh, new ideas to the team. I can only hope that they don’t end up with Tressel.

Jerry Gray

Gray was the defensive coordinator last season for the . He fulfills the Rooney rule for Indianapolis and is one of the lone defensive minded coaches on the list. Gray is one of the more unknown coaches amongst the candidates but that certainly isn’t a bad thing.

Pete Carmichael Jr.

Carmichael is just 40 years old and was the offensive coordinator of the for the past three years. Carmichael is one of my favorite choices for the job. He came from a team in New Orleans that had a pass heavy offense but was also very good running the ball. He’s young but also has experience working with a star quarterback in . He would bring a strong defensive prescence to the team and also fits the category of a leader that Jim Irsay and Ryan Grigson are looking for.

Chip Kelly

The University of Oregon head coach for the Colts’ head coaching job lately. It’s unknown if he’s interviewed but this would be a different approach than the other candidates. Kelly has at Oregon and would be an interesting hire. He’s known as a great offensive mind and has built a great collegiate program.

Kyle Rapoza is a Featured Contributor for the Yahoo! Contributor Network and has been a lifelong fan of the Indianapolis Colts. He attended Super Bowl XLIV in Miami and follows the team closely. Follow him on Twitter @kyler11.

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