Colts Reportedly Will Interview Mike Zimmer For Head Coaching Gig, Along With Pete Carmichael, Jerry Gray
The Indianapolis Colts have fired their head coach and are now looking for a replacement. They're also cleaning house of what is essentially their entire coaching staff, most likely so a new coach can bring in all of his guys. It's certainly a fresh start in Indianapolis. So far, there have been a few candidates announced. One such candidate is Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, according to John Clayton on SportsCenter, via Stampede Blue.
Zimmer is somewhat of a hot commodity right now, and is considered one of the top candidates for teams searching for a head coach. He's already interviewed for the position with the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but could be exactly what the Colts are looking for in their man.
On Wednesday, two other candidates were reported. The first, by Pro Football Talk, is Pete Carmichael Jr., the New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator. The Colts asked the Saints for permission to interview Carmichael, who has been with the Saints as their top offensive mind for three seasons.
In addition to Carmichael, the Colts requested permission from the Tennessee Titans to interview defensive coordinator Jerry Gray. Gray will satisfy Rooney Rule requirements for the Colts, but he's considered a serious candidate in his abilities as a secondary expert, where the Colts need an awful lot of help.