Colts Hire Pagano As New Head Coach

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0  Updated at 6:32 pm, January 25th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Scott Boehm/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indianapolis Colts have named Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano as their new head coach, taking over for the fired Jim Caldwell. The 51-year-old Pagano oversaw a Ravens defense that finished this season ranked third overall in the NFL.

“They fell in love with this guy for being a football lifer,” ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter said of the Colts decision to hire Pagano. “His life is all about football. He’s a football coach, pure and simple. That’s what he’s done.”

The Colts will introduce Pagano as their new head coach at a news conference on Thursday.

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