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Kevin Hickey

Colts will hold second head coach interview with Brian Callahan

The Indianapolis Colts are scheduled to interview Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan a second time for their head coach vacancy, per multiple reports.

This was to be expected, especially after the Bengals offense had another solid showing in the AFC Championship game against the Kansas City Chiefs—a game they lost 23-20 on a last-second field goal.

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The news was first reported by Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated and confirmed by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Breer reported the interview could happen as soon as Wednesday.

Callahan certainly is an intriguing candidate considering his success with the Bengals offense. He’s grown up in the NFL life as his father, Bill Callahan, is one of the best offensive line coaches in the league. Bill is currently coaching for the Cleveland Browns.

Callahan, 38, would be another offensive-minded candidate to coach the Colts. He started coaching in the NFL with the Denver Broncos in 2010 as a coaching assistant. He then moved up to offensive quality control for two seasons (2011-2012) and then to the role of offensive assistant for three seasons (2013-2015).

After his stint with the Broncos, Callahan was the quarterbacks coach for the Detroit Lions for two seasons (2016-2017) and the then-Oakland Raiders (2018).

When Zac Taylor took over as head coach of the Bengals during the 2019 offseason, he hired Callahan to be his offensive coordinator, a role he’s held for the last four seasons.

The Colts already have conducted four in-person interviews with finalists for the head coach vacancy. That includes:

The Colts also are scheduled to hold a second interview with Green Bay Packers special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia and Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen, a meeting the team is reportedly traveling for at some point this week.

You can follow along for the latest updates with the head coach search via our tracker.

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