Colts OC Job Goes to Pep Hamilton

NFL Network’s Albert Breer reports that the Indianapolis Colts’ open job for offensive coordinator goes to former Chicago Bears QB coach and Stanford offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton. This news comes just hours after the offensive coordinator for the Colts in 2012, Bruce Arians, held his introductory press conference as freshly-minted head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.

Hamilton was Colts QB Andrew Luck’s offensive coordinator at the FBS level in 2011. Pep played the same position at Howard from 1993-1996. He worked with the wide receivers under former Colt and current San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh for one season, then was bumped up to offensive coordinator under David Shaw.

This is a significant hire, as one reason there will likely be only four minority head coaches in the NFL in the 2013 season is that teams want offense, and – before today – the only minority offensive coach who called plays was Jim Caldwell for the Baltimore Ravens.

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