Dark Horse Replacement for Chuck Pagano – Indianapolis Colts News

Dark Horse Replacement for Chuck Pagano – Indianapolis Colts News

Nov 19, 2016; Morgantown, WV, USA; Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops walks the field prior to their game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

It’s no secret that Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano is under the microscope this year. He’s battling against a lot of problems.

The team has a new GM in charge with Chris Ballard. Normally when that happens it doesn’t take long for the current coach to get fired. Then there’s the fact he hasn’t made the playoffs for two-straight seasons. In essence that means Pagano is backed up against the wall. Either he makes the playoffs in 2017 or there’s a strong chance he’s going to be fired next offseason.

Matt Miller of Bleacher Report even went so far as to hint at a potential replacement. Somebody who might finally be ready to scratch that NFL itch after years of success in college.

“Bob Stoops shocked the college football world with his sudden retirement last week. A retirement in June raises many questions, and maybe chief among them is if Stoops will now try to jump to the NFL.

As long as I’ve been covering football, Stoops’ name has been connected to the NFL as a head coaching candidate. The most likely scenario is probably Stoops serving as a “senior adviser” to a team and then seeing if he likes the pace…

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