Jim Harbaugh should be next in line to be Indianapolis Colts head coach

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Although it hasn't been confirmed, there is speculation that Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano will be fired from his job at the end of the season.

The Colts just haven't been able to perform well so far this season. Currently sitting on a 3-4 record and with quarterback Andrew Luck underperforming, the final nail may be hammered into the coffin of Pagano's time with the AFC South team at the end of the season.

They may be at the top of the division at the moment, but there are three other teams across the AFC that aren't divisional leaders that have a better win-loss record than them this year. So even if the Colts do qualify for the playoffs, don't expect them to go as far as they did last season.


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With Pagano on his way out of the door, they'll be a long line of coaches applying for the job at Indianapolis and one of those coaches could be Jim Harbaugh. He may say right now that it will be disrespectful for him to leave the head coaching job at Michigan, but he won't be able to pass up on the opportunity for two reasons.

A return to coach in the NFL and to coach Andrew Luck once again.

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The 51-year-old was dismissed by the San Francisco 49ers at the end of last season due to failure to make the playoffs for the first time under his management. He never wanted to leave the team, but he was forced to do so.

Michigan hired him a couple of weeks later after his 49ers dismissal and he currently has worked the team to a 5-2 record, one that could easily be 6-1 if it wasn't for a botched punt against their rivals, Michigan State.

Harbaugh, a former Colts player himself, knows what it takes to play for and be a part of the franchise. Plus, he coached Luck before back when they were both part of Stanford and knows how to be successful with him. They went to three college bowls together, winning just the one Orange Bowl in 2010.

It's a logical choice to have him in the role come next season because he evidently knows how to get the best out of Luck. With quite a young offense to work with as well, he could turn the team back into a dynasty again and a proper Super Bowl contender, like it once was. 

Harbaugh has already said he doesn't want to leave Michigan for the Colts, but money talks. Owner Jim Irsay might be able to provide the right figure.

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