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Colts GM Chris Ballard takes lead in team's pivotal coaching search
Indianapolis Colts General Manager Chris Ballard will take the lead in the team's coaching search for Chuck Pagano's successor.

Fate of Colts franchise rests in Chris Ballard’s hands during upcoming four-month stretch | FOX59
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Just like that, Chuck Pagano was the former coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Just like that, the franchise opened a coaching search for the first time since 2011. Just like that, the fate of the franchise rests in Chris Ballard’s hands.

KRAVITZ: A look at Colts free agents – who should stay and who should go - Bob Kravitz - 13 WTHR Indianapolis
WTHR.com's Bob Kravitz looks at 10 Colts players heading into free agency this off-season...

Colts must address these roster issues soon
GM Chris Ballard has the third pick in the draft and $85 million in cap space to address these nine areas

Colts Scheduled To Interview Coaching Candidates | 1070 the Fan

With the Chuck Pagano era complete, more than a handful of names have already been thrown out there as interview candidates for the head coach opening in Indianapolis.

Colts coach candidates: Josh McDaniels has done well without Tom Brady - Indianapolis Colts Blog- ESPN
Josh McDaniels has thrived in New England, but the offensive coordinator has also shown his success isn't tied to the Hall of Fame quarterback.

Indianapolis Colts Ranked As Most Attractive Destination For New Head Coach
Sports Illustrated’s Andy Benoit on Wednesday ranked the attraction of the NFL teams currently in search of a head coach, a list that has the Indianapolis Colts at the very top.

Possible candidates in search for Indianapolis Colts head coach | FOX59
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indianapolis Colts’ search for Chuck Pagano’s replacement is underway, and likely will continue for a couple of weeks. A few issues seem undeniable, most notably that general manager Chris Ballard will “do the heavy lifting,’’ as owner Jim Irsay put it.

Colts’ coaching search won’t lack candidates | CBS 4 - Indianapolis News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | WTTV
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indianapolis Colts’ search for Chuck Pagano’s replacement is underway, and likely will continue for a couple of weeks. A few issues seem undeniable, most notably that general manager Chris Ballard will “do the heavy lifting,’’ as owner Jim Irsay put it.

KRAVITZ: List of Colts’ head coaching candidates continues to grow - Bob Kravitz - 13 WTHR Indianapolis
The list of Colts’ head coaching candidates will most surely expand as the days and weeks go on, but here is the current list of men who the Colts reportedly plan to interview:

One of Colts' most valuable assets is QB no one wants to play again
Jacoby Brissett saved Colts from Browns-like season, but best-case scenario for franchise now is for him to never line up under center again

NFL head-coaching candidates we'd hire -- 45 ESPN analysts rank their choices, and Jim Harbaugh leads the way
We asked reporters, analysts and former players to play GM by picking whom they would tab to coach their hypothetical franchises. Here are the 50 names they came up with -- from realistic to optimistic to straight long shots.

Who Will The Colts Play In 2018? | 1070 the Fan

Finishing 4-12, the Colts now know their opponents and where those games will be played in 2018.

2018 NFL mock draft: Updated 4-round projections heading into playoffs | The Draft Wire | Page 6
With the regular season in the books, Draft Wire editor Luke Easterling updates his four-round projections for the 2018 NFL draft