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Colts announce coaching changes

The Indianapolis Colts announced earlier this evening some long-expected adjustments to their coaching staff.

Clyde Christensen has been promoted from assistant head coach/receivers to offensive coordinator, replacing Tom Moore.  Also, Pete Metzelaars has been elevated from offensive quality control/assistant offensive line to offensive line coach, replacing Howard Mudd.

Former Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner is the new receivers coach, and Ron Prince is the new assistant offensive line coach.  Jim Bob Cooter (who instantly moves to the top of the all-time list of names that sound made up) has been promoted from staff assistant to offensive assistant.

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22 Responses to “Colts announce coaching changes”
  1. Bob S. says: Mar 19, 2010 9:13 PM

    Ron Turner?
    The end of the Colts playoff run is this year!

  2. mnmaverick says: Mar 19, 2010 9:14 PM

    Moore has been the only OC Peyton has had since entering the league. Might be a big adjustment there.

  3. hsf09 says: Mar 19, 2010 9:14 PM

    Jim Bob Cooter haha that’s great.

  4. Phyxsius says: Mar 19, 2010 9:20 PM

    I want to change my name to Jim Bob Cooter

  5. Vikings4life says: Mar 19, 2010 9:22 PM

    Who cares?

  6. MasterShake says: Mar 19, 2010 9:26 PM

    Why? Is it because Dungy couldn’t get Vick one of those jobs?

  7. trademcscab says: Mar 19, 2010 9:28 PM

    jim bob cooter….lives to hunt, drink whiskey in overalls with no shirt underneath, and ride the lawn mower the waterboy drove to work

  8. DirtyLilJohnny says: Mar 19, 2010 9:49 PM

    @Bob S.
    Hey butt muncher, Ron Turner being promoted to Receiver’s Coach HARDLY ends our playoff chances.
    However, losing Coach Moore concerns me.

  9. HellsGrimTyrant says: Mar 19, 2010 10:34 PM

    Great to see Pete Metzelaars move up. I liked him as a player

  10. polishkingski says: Mar 19, 2010 10:38 PM

    up here in the north a cooter is a word for a womans pxxxy….

  11. 8man says: Mar 19, 2010 10:59 PM

    This would really be funny if Jim Bob Cooter coached for the Jets under owner Woody Johnson.
    Yeah. That was bad. But it’s 11pm and I’ve had a few.

  12. chicagosundevil says: Mar 19, 2010 11:01 PM

    Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Ron “don’t call me the older brother” Turner should join Norv “I took a 14-win team and have done nothing with them” Turner as co-head coaches.
    Just sayin…

  13. 345Rule says: Mar 19, 2010 11:08 PM

    Crazy Colt Cooter comin’ at ya!! Ah for the days of the the good ole’ boys, Bo and Luke Duke….especially Daisy.

  14. Green n' Gold says: Mar 20, 2010 1:47 AM

    Ron Moore left, who cares? Peyton Manning calls his own plays anyway. He’s the real coach of that team anyway.

  15. Reptar says: Mar 20, 2010 2:15 AM

    Uh…Tom Moore is still on the staff. True story.

  16. clintcooper says: Mar 20, 2010 3:17 AM

    I love how some fans refer to themselves as if they are actually a part of the team they’re rooting for. It totally cracks me up.

  17. bspurloc says: Mar 20, 2010 3:29 AM

    Now Skeeter we don’t want no trouble here…..
    Still need to replace the owner and the the coach.
    The coach is garbage anyone could have walked onto field and gotten the colts to the Super Bowl, but only special coaches can throw a chance at a perfect season boosting the moral of the vets.

  18. Howyadoin says: Mar 20, 2010 3:49 AM

    Not a fan of the Colts….but as long as Peyton is the QB (Coach) who cares? Their coaching titles are meaninglesss. No Peyton= No Wins. EVERYONE else is interchangeable.

  19. Howyadoin says: Mar 20, 2010 3:51 AM

    Not a fan of the Colts….but as long as Peyton is the QB (Coach) who cares? Their coaching titles are meaninglesss. No Peyton= No Wins. EVERYONE else is interchangeable.

  20. chugs says: Mar 20, 2010 8:58 AM

    dirtyj, if you’re splitting hairs, there’s a difference between “naming” & “promoting”.
    Either way, Turner’s a liability.

  21. Flyingelvislogosucksbringbackpatpatriot says: Mar 20, 2010 10:28 AM

    As a patriots fan I always liked Howard Mudd, glad to see him go, he did a darned good job for the colts.

  22. DoctorK says: Mar 20, 2010 11:00 AM

    Hate the Colts, hate their fans, hate their ownership. I will say that Peyton is a tremendous QB.
    That said, I find the staff changes funny. You mean the coaches lost the Super Bowl, right?
    Wake me when players are faced with the dilemma of either getting paid or not paid dependent upon winning or losing a game. Otherwise, coaches will always be made to pay for what their players feel like doing, or don’t feel like doing.

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