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(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer Chuck Pagano and Andrew Luck are getting all the national attention.
Talk to anyone in the Colts locker room, and they'll tell you interim coach Bruce Arians is a major part in Indianapolis' stunning turnaround, too. Maybe the biggest contributor of all.
''I call him the MVP of our team because he came in and kept things churning along,'' outside linebacker Robert Mathis said Monday. ''He's making sure we take care of Chuck's legacy.''
Arians is doing things the way he always has - with a passionate, down-to-earth, fun-loving personality and a relentless desire to get things right.
So while the rest of the football world looks at Luck's progression and Pagano's personal battle, Arians has been doing the dirty work to keep this rebuilding project on task.
Nobody can quibble with the results.
In the six weeks since replacing his close friend, who was diagnose...
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