The Indianapolis Colts have hired Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano as their new head coach, the team announced Wednesday.
Pagano, 51, takes over for Jim Caldwell, who was fired last week shortly after Colts owner Jim Irsay hired new general manager Ryan Grigson.
Irsay cleaned house after the Colts finished 2-14 this season, firing longtime vice chairman Bill Polian and general manager Chris Polian before eventually deciding to part ways with Caldwell.
Indianapolis' disastrous season without four-time MVP quarterback Peyton Manning left Irsay with the first pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. He is expected to select Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the top selection, leaving Manning's future with the team in doubt.
Manning, 35, was sidelined the entire 2011 season following a run of offseason neck surgeries. It remains unclear whether he will be ready or able to play in 2012.
Pagano, who has been on the Ravens' defensive staff since 2008, took over the coord...