Here’s a weird twist on the news today that the Colts have fired head coach Jim Caldwell: Before the firing, the Colts were beginning the process of assembling a coaching staff for 2012 — and Caldwell was involved in that process.
Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that former Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo interviewed for the Colts defensive coordinator position, and Caldwell was one of the people Spagnuolo interviewed with, along with other team officials.
It’s surprising that the Colts would have Caldwell involved in interviewing assistant coaching candidates one day and then fire him the next. Typically teams get the head coach in place first before they start interviewing assistants.
But the Colts have done a lot of surprising things this offseason. It’s probably safe to say there will be some more surprises coming out of Indianapolis in the coming months.