Reports: Tomlin May Have Interviewed Caldwell, Arians Hired As Colts Next OC
Happy Saturday, or is it? Mark Kaboly reports via Twitter today that a source tipped him to a possible meeting this morning between Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and former Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell presumably about the open offensive coordinators position on the Steelers coaching staff. Kaboly tweeted, “Just got tip that Tomlin had breakfast at Omni William Penn this morning with Jim Caldwell. Source told me “95 percent sure” it was Caldwell.” We shall see how this pans out but Caldwell certainly has ties to Tomlin dating back to when both were on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff under then head coach Tony Dungy.
In other juicy news, XTRA 910 Arizona\’s Mike Jurecki reports via Twitter that former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is likely to become the next offensive coordinator of the Colts. Arians was the Colts quarterbacks coach from 1998-2000 and was the first QB coach for Peyton Manning after he was drafted first overall by the Colts in the 1998 draft. The Colts have the number one overall pick in the upcoming 2012 draft and all signs point to them drafting Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. Stay tuned.
ETA: Adam Schefter is now reporting that Arians has agreed to become the Colts new offensive coordinator and he is flying to Indianapolis on Monday to review and sign contract. Arians coached with newly-named Colts head coach Chuck Pagano with the Cleveland Browns from 2001-2003.