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Colts Hire Former Dolphins Coach Joe Philbin As Offensive Line Coach

Intro: On Friday evening, the Colts hired former Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin. In Indianapolis, Philbin will coach the team’s offensive line.


INDIANAPOLIS – Looking for a new voice inside the team's offensive line room, the Colts have made quite the splash for an assistant coaching hire.

On Friday evening, the team announced the signing of former Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin to join the staff in Indianapolis.

For the past four seasons, Philbin was the head coach in Miami.

Before Miami, Philbin spent nine seasons in Green Bay, including his last five seasons as the Packers offensive coordinator.

Philbin's final season in Green Bay saw him coordinate an offense that helped the Packers capture Super Bowl XLV over the Steelers.

While Philbin struggled in his four seasons at the helm of the Dolphins (24-28 and was fired earlier this season), he was successful as an assistant in Green Bay.

With the Packers, Philbin coached the offensive line from 2003-2006 before taking over as the team's offensive coordinator for five seasons.

Many eyes are going to be on Philbin in 2016 with him coaching the Colts trenches.

The Colts offensive line opening came about on Thursday when the team said it would not be retaining coach Hal Hunter.

Owner Jim Irsay has made it very clear this offseason how important a new voice is to a Colts offensive line room looking for more consistency.

Philbin joins Chuck Pagano and Rob Chudzinski as Colts staff members with NFL head coaching experience.

The Colts remaining openings on their staff are at running back, tight end, defensive back and safety.

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