- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 25, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A person familiar with the decision says the Indianapolis Colts have hired Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano as their new head coach.

The person spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the team had not yet made an official announcement.

The 51-year-old Pagano replaces Jim Caldwell, who was fired after the Colts’ 2-14 season in which quarterback Peyton Manning never played a single down as he recovered from neck surgery.

Pagano spent three years as the Ravens‘ secondary coach before being named defensive coordinator in January 2011. He also spent two years as defensive backs coach in Oakland (2005-06) and four years with Cleveland (2001-04), in addition to college jobs at Miami and North Carolina among others.

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