Colts Introduce Caldwell as Dungy's Replacement

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- As expected, Jim Caldwell is the new coach of the Indianapolis Colts.

Caldwell was associate head coach last season and moved up after Tony Dungy's retirement yesterday. Today, Caldwell says he wants to build on Dungy's success, but he won't be a carbon copy of his former boss.

Caldwell's only previous head coaching experience came at Wake Forest, where he went 26-63 in eight seasons. He has a four-year deal with the Colts, and he says he'll put his own stamp on the team.

One change he's making is elevating former Buffalo Bills quarterback Frank Reich to quarterbacks coach. Reich spent last season as an offensive team assistant.

Caldwell is still meeting with other staff members before deciding whether to make more personnel moves.

Caldwell joined Dungy's staff in 2001 as Tampa Bay's quarterbacks coach, then moved with Dungy to Indianapolis in 2002. Since then, he's been in charge of the Indianapolis quarterbacks, although his duties expanded last season after he was designated Dungy's successor.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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