Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck grew extremely close to his offensive coordinator Bruce Arians over this last season and it was apparent in the AFC Wild Card game that his absence effected Luck. Now that Arians has taken the head coaching job in Arizona, the Colts need to find someone that Luck can click with and click with immediately.
Pep Hamilton was Luck’s offensive coordinator at Stanford and he’s now his offensive coordinator in Indianapolis. The Colts announced on Friday that they’ve hired Hamilton to replace Arians on Chuck Pagano’s staff.
For the record — and Cardinal fans will understand this– Hamilton’s official title with the Colts is indeed offensive coordinator. For those who don’t know, Hamilton’s official title at Stanford was the “Andrew Luck Director of Offense”.
Prior to joining the staff at Stanford in 2010, Hamilton was an offensive assistant with the New York Jets from 2004-05 and the 49ers in 2006. Hamilton then worked as the Chicago Bears quarterbacks coach from 2007-2009 and then joined the Cardinal as their wide receiver coach.
It was reported that Hamilton interviewed for the New York Jets offensive coordinator job before it was given to Marty Mornhinweg on Friday. Hours after losing out on the Jets job, Hamilton was hired in Indianapolis.