Saturday on Sundays: Colts identify interim head coach after firing Frank Reich
The Indianapolis Colts have named their interim HC, and it’s a well-recognized face however not who many anticipated it might be.
Frank Reich is out, and the Indianapolis Colts have named their interim head coach. It’s a well-recognized face and a person the Colts liked as a participant.
Former ESPN analyst Jeff Saturday shall be exchanging his days of trolling Stephen A. Smith’s A-Record for a extra severe job guiding the Indianapolis Colts for the remainder of this season following a 3-5-1 begin and the firing of Reich.
Breaking: Colts are naming their former six-time Professional-Bowl C and ESPN analyst Jeff Saturday as their interim head coach. Saturday has been a advisor for the group, is in its Ring Of Honor, and likewise was head coach for the Hebron Christian Academy soccer group in Dacula, Georgia. pic.twitter.com/VEmHOeSrFR
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 7, 2022
In equity to Saturday, he has been a head coach earlier than, solely at the highschool stage. However it is a completely different job. No expertise as a head coach within the school or the professionals. He was liked as a participant for his grittiness, laborious work, and depth, however being the top coach is completely completely different, particularly on the skilled stage.
Colts make surprising determination naming Jeff Saturday as interim head coach
Granted, a particular section of the inhabitants will take offense to the Colts selecting to rent Jeff Saturday because the HC for explicit causes. On the identical time, it’s not as if Saturday was named the everlasting head coach, and extra modifications are probably coming.
Offensive coordinator Marcus Brady was fired as well, and if issues sustain, normal supervisor Chris Ballard will probably be the subsequent to go. However in the end, that is an organizational downside that must be solved within the offseason as a result of, from the panorama, the division is winnable, even when this yr is a misplaced trigger.
Right here’s hoping for the Colts’ sake that Jeff Saturday can information the ship for the remainder of the yr, however proper now, it doesn’t seem like Indianapolis goes anyplace apart from the draft, the place they’ll hopefully discover a younger quarterback to construct round, and never another person’s previous their prime sign callers.