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Source: Chuck Pagano to be fired

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to a source, the Indianapolis Colts will fire head coach Chuck Pagano on Sunday. He has been the Colts head coach since the 2012 season.

Pagano, who was surprising retained last season, suffered through a dreadful 2017 season without Andrew Luck. The team is 3-11 this season.

They end the season with the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday. They have lost six straight games but their last win was against the Texans, 20-14, on November 5th.

Scott Tolzien and Jacoby Brissett, who was acquired in a trade by the team from the New England Patriots prior to the season, had to share the quarterback duties. Luck, the face of the franchise, was shut down in November without even playing this season after having offseason shoulder surgery last January.

Before the season started, the Colts hired general manager Chris Ballard. It was believed that Pagano would play out the season, before being fired, which would let Ballard find his own guy.

Ballard is reportedly interested in hiring Kansas City Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub as the Colts head coach. Ballard worked with the Chiefs before becoming the Colts general manager.

Colts owner Jim Irsay is reportedly not interested in a special teams coordinator becoming his next head coach, though.

Pagano, who survived cancer as the Colts head coach, had back-to-back 8-8 seasons in 2015 and 2016. He had three straight 11-5 seasons to begin his coaching tenure in Indianapolis.

Pagano was 3-3 in the playoffs as the Colts head coach. Their best playoff appearance was when they went 2-1 in 2014, before losing to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game.

This game will be famously remembered as the beginning of the DeflateGate. A report came shortly after the game that the Patriots were deflating footballs, which led to ramifications.

Pagano was 52-42 as the Colts head coach.

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