Saints Coach Up For Indianapolis Colts Head Coaching Gig
Former Miami Dolphins Interim Head Coach, and current New Orleans Saints Assistant Head Coach Dan Campbell is now a target for the Indianapolis Colts Head Coaching search. This news is coming in the wake of New England Patriots Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels turning down the job after originally accepting it.
Campbell is a former NFL tight end, who was selected by the New York Giants in the third round of the 1999 NFL Draft out of Texas A&M. Campbell had a 10 year NFL career between the Giants, Dallas Cowboys, and Detroit Lions. After his playing career, he became the Dolphins Tight Ends Coach in 2011, and held that position until he became the team's Interim Head Coach in 2015 when the team fired Joe Philbin.
He went 5-7 as the Interim Head Coach with the Dolphins, after starting the season 1-3, and beat the New England Patriots in the final game of that season. Campbell was given a lot of credit for a strong turnaround with the Dolphins season, but still did not get the full time coaching job.
He left Miami for New Orleans the following season to become the Saints Assistant Head Coach and Tight Ends Coach.
Now the Saints may be losing him to the Colts, who appear to be in panic mode after being embarrassed by McDaniels. But its unknown if Campbell is the leading candidate, or what his personal interest level is right now.