INDIANAPOLIS – Ryan Grigson didn't mince words when asked about the reports of then assistant coach Rob Chudzinski being coveted for open offensive coordinators position around the NFL.
When the Colts GM was asked about Chud's future last Friday, Grigson offered this thought.
"I'm not going to get into specifics, but it's ultimately my job to make sure good people stay in this building and don't just walk right out," Grigson said of Chud. "So we'll address that and do our best to keep good people here."
Well, four days later, the Colts have kept one of their "good people" in the building.
On Tuesday, the Colts announced that they had agreed to a new contract with Chud to become Associate Head Coach.
"We're excited to keep Chud in our family," Chuck Pagano said in a team release. "He's been a critical part of our operation and we're looking forward to sharing even more success in the future."
Chud, who's relationship with Pagano dates back to their days at the University of Miami, joined the Colts staff last season and spent 2014 as a special assistant to the head coach.
His impact was seen on both sides of the football, even though his pedigree resides more with the offense during his 11 seasons in the NFL.
Reports around the NFL had several teams wanting to inquire about Chud's availability with their own open offensive coordinator positions this offseason.
The Colts and Chud squelched those possibilites on Tuesday
For the second straight season, the Colts staff remains virtually intact.
The team's lone coaching opening is at the running back position after coach David Walker and the team "mutually parted ways" earlier this week following four seasons in Indianapolis.