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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Colts make Frank Reich hiring official

Frank Reich

The Indianapolis Colts have made their second official head coaching hire announcement in a week, and fans can only hope this one sticks.

On Sunday, the Colts announced that they have officially agreed to terms with former Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich.

“We are extremely excited to announce Frank Reich as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts,” said Colts owner and CEO Jim Irsay said in a statement. “Frank has all the ingredients of a successful head coach: intelligence, innovation, character, organizational and leadership skills, and a commanding presence. He also has a stellar reputation, and his myriad of life experiences and the people he has worked with make him the perfect fit for us and our fans. I feel extremely fortunate and could not be more excited for Colts Nation and the future of our franchise.”

A press conference in scheduled for Tuesday.

If this all sounds familiar, that’s probably because the Colts went through the exact same thing with Josh McDaniels. The 41-year-old offensive coordinator ended up bailing at the last second, and Colts general manager Chris Ballard made it clear in a press conference that the franchise is not happy about it.

Reich, 56, was the favorite all along to land the Colts job after the McDaniels fiasco. While Eagles head coach Doug Pederson receives most of the credit for Philly’s offensive success, Reich was instrumental in putting Nick Foles in position to win a championship after Carson Wentz tore his ACL.

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