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A person familiar with the decision says Stanford offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton has accepted the same position with the Indianapolis Colts, where he will be reunited with quarterback Andrew Luck.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Friday because the deal has not yet officially been announced by the Colts. Team owner Jim Irsay tweeted that the Colts' offense ''could have some pep to it this fall.''
Hamilton will see familiar faces in Luck, last year's No. 1 overall pick out of Stanford, and tight end Coby Fleener. Luck set NFL rookie records for attempts and yards passing and fell just short of the league's rookie marks for completions and touchdown passes.
Luck tied the league's single-season record for most winning drives in the fourth quarter (seven) and produced a league-high nine wins in one-possession games.
Hamilton will replace Bruce Arians, who was hired this week as the new head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.
AP Sports Writer Antonio Gonzalez contributed to this report.
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There’s a Stanford reunion taking place in Indianapolis. Pep Hamilton will be rejoining his former football pupils Andrew Luck and Coby Fleener on the Colts, who named the Stanford OC to the same position on Friday.
Parks and Rec star Jim Irsay hinted about the hiring earlier in the day on Twitter:
COLTS O. could have some pep to it this fall.
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) January...