Yesterday, we mentioned that former Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton will be joining the Cleveland Browns and new head coach Hue Jackson. According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, Hamilton will be the assistant head coach/offense with Cleveland.
Hamilton won't be the only former Colts assistant coach joining the new Browns staff, however, as Hal Hunter will reportedly join the Browns as offensive line coach, according to NFL Media's Albert Breer and others.
Hunter spent the 2013-2015 seasons with the Colts, with the first two being as the assistant offensive line coach and then the final season being as offensive line coach alongside Joe Gilbert. Before his time in Indy, Hunter coached the Chargers' offensive line for seven seasons (2006-2012) and spent one year as offensive coordinator (2012). Before that, he was the offensive line coach for North Carolina (2002-2005) and the offensive coordinator for Indiana (2000-2001), in addition to a number of other collegiate jobs (primarily as an offensive line coach). In total, Hunter holds over 30 years of coaching experience.
The Colts opted not to bring Hunter back after his contract was up, which paved the way for the team to bring in former Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin as their offensive line coach and demote Joe Gilbert to assistant offensive line coach. It didn't take Hunter that long to land on his feet, however, as a week after the Colts announced they were parting ways with him he is set to take the same position with the Browns. He'll get to work with Pep Hamilton once again and will be a part of Hue Jackson's coaching staff as they try to turn around the Browns franchise.