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Brian Schottenheimer Named Colts Quarterbacks Coach

Intro: On Monday evening, the Colts filled the void of Clyde Christensen leaving for Miami by naming Brian Schottenheimer as the team’s quarterbacks coach.


INDIANAPOLIS – Arguably the NFL's most coveted coaching position opening was filled on Monday.

Brian Schottenheimer was named the Colts' quarterbacks coach, a spot that became open after former QB coach Clyde Christensen took the Dolphins offensive coordinator position.

Working directly with Andrew Luck, Schottenheimer will be the first new quarterbacks coach the franchise signal caller has had to work in his now fifth NFL season.

Schottenheimer has coached in the NFL for 16 years, working as the Rams offensive coordinator (2012-2014) and Jets offensive coordinator (2006-2011).

Before that, Schottenheimer was in San Diego working with Drew Brees as the Chargers' quarterbacks coach.

San Diego is where Schottenheimer worked with current Colts offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski. In 2005 and 2006, Chud was the Chargers' tight ends coach.

Last year, Schottenheimer was the offensive coordinator at the University of Georgia.

After not dealing with truly stable quarterback situations in St. Louis and New York, Schottenheimer arrives in Indianapolis with the starter entrenched.

Schottenheimer, who is the son of 21-year NFL head coach Marty Schottenheimer, will be tasked with helping Luck bounce back from a difficult fourth season.

Luck's 2015 campaign was marred by injuries, forcing the three-time Pro Bowler to miss nine games.

With Christensen leaving, the Colts have seen nine assistant coaches depart this offseason.

Openings on staff remain at running back, tight end, secondary and safety.

Also on Monday, the Colts named Shawn Terlecky as defensive quality control coach. Terlecky spent the last three seasons with the Colts as the team's assistant to the head coach.

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