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Pep Hamilton sticking with Colts after Vanderbilt interview

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The Colts might need to make some changes on offense this offseason, but they don’t need to worry about changing coordinators.

According to Bruce Feldman of, Colts play-caller Pep Hamilton has pulled his name from consideration for the head coaching job at Vanderbilt.

That means he wasn’t going to get it, but it’s still good news for the Colts, who have other issues to worry about.

Hamilton’s interest in a college job isn’t unusual, given his background as the offensive coordinator at Stanford. But this keeps him working with quarterback Andrew Luck, and a chance to build on a playoff team.

UPDATE: 10:59 a.m. ET: Feldman followed up with a report that the job was offered to Hamilton, and a plane was ready to pick him up before he declined.

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9 Responses to “Pep Hamilton sticking with Colts after Vanderbilt interview”
  1. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Jan 17, 2014 9:39 AM

    Oh, good. The Colts can continue to underutilize Luck and emphasize a bad running game.

  2. azarkhan says: Jan 17, 2014 9:39 AM

    Hey Pep, what’s your lame excuse for losing to the Patriots last week?

  3. 6ball says: Jan 17, 2014 9:44 AM


    Pep Hamilton : the guy who accused the Patriots of stealing signs days before they sent the Colts packing.


  4. tonyugoh says: Jan 17, 2014 9:51 AM

    I (along with almost all Colts fans) criticized him early on but he really did improve his playcalling as the season went on and started to understand where Luck’s strengths are. Plus, he managed to make Donald Brown into a useful NFL player and other than Luck and TY, he didn’t have much to work with for most of the season so I’m happy to see him stay put, the Colts offense could be pretty deadly when healthy next season.

  5. bassplucker says: Jan 17, 2014 9:56 AM

    This guy was a disaster as the supposed QB coach for the Bears back in the day. Can’t believe he still has a job in the league.

  6. garyhd01 says: Jan 17, 2014 10:17 AM

    well as a ram fan (hoping shotty (our OC) gets the vandy job so we can find a new OC this is a glimmer of hope

  7. terripet says: Jan 17, 2014 10:36 AM

    Pep go now please.

  8. riverace19 says: Jan 17, 2014 11:10 AM

    Good luck with that Colts… The first 10-12 games of the season saw an uber conservative approach with 2 yard Richardson runs and short useless passes. They were far more dangerous with Arians calling the shots.

  9. onbucky96 says: Jan 17, 2014 11:31 AM

    NOOOOOOOO! Sincerely, Andrew Luck Fantasy Football owners.

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