The Indianapolis Colts have named their interim HC, and it’s a familiar face but not who many expected it would be.
Frank Reich is out, and the Indianapolis Colts have named their interim head coach. It’s a familiar face and a man the Colts loved as a player.
Former ESPN analyst Jeff Saturday will be exchanging his days of trolling Stephen A. Smith’s A-List for a more serious job guiding the Indianapolis Colts for the rest of this season following a 3-5-1 start and the firing of Reich.
In fairness to Saturday, he has been a head coach before, only at the high school level. But this is a different task. No experience as a head coach in the college or the pros. He was loved as a player for his grittiness, hard work, and intensity, but being the head coach is entirely different, especially at the professional level.
Colts make shocking decision naming Jeff Saturday as interim head coach
Granted, a specific segment of the population will take offense to the Colts choosing to hire Jeff Saturday as the HC for particular reasons. At the same time, it’s not as if Saturday was named the permanent head coach, and more changes are likely coming.
Offensive coordinator Marcus Brady was fired as well, and if things keep up, general manager Chris Ballard will likely be the next to go. But ultimately, this is an organizational problem that needs to be solved in the offseason because, from the landscape, the division is winnable, even if this year is a lost cause.
Here’s hoping for the Colts’ sake that Jeff Saturday can guide the ship for the rest of the year, but right now, it doesn’t look like Indianapolis is going anywhere except for the draft, where they will hopefully find a young quarterback to build around, and not someone else’s past their prime signal callers.