Colts hire Jim Herrmann as linebackers coach


The Indianapolis Colts filled out their coaching staff by hiring Jim Herrmann to coach the linebackers.

The Colts are getting closer to having a complete coaching staff with today’s move. They’ve add Jim Herrmann to the staff to coach the linebackers.

Herrman comes to the Colts from the New York Giants, where he coached the same position. Normally a coach might not make  lateral move like this, but with Tom Coughlin out as head coach the rest of the Giants coaching staff’s future is up in the air.

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Herrmann was with the Giants since 2009, after three seasons with the New York Jets. Prior to that, he was on the coaching staff at the University of Michigan for 20 years. Herrmann was a member of the Giants team that defeated the Patriots in the Super Bowl in 2013. That year, the Giants defense finished eighth in the NFL.

Herrmann was the defensive coordinator for nine of his 20 years at Michigan. During that time, the Wolverines won five Big Ten championships. The team’s defense produced six All-Americans including former Colts cornerback Marlin Jackson and the 1997 Heisman winner and Defensive Player of the Year, Charles Woodson. Three times that defense led the Big Ten in sacks, and held 47 opponents under 100 rushing yards.

The Colts still have a number of coaching positions to fill. On defense, the safeties and secondaries coaches need to be addressed. Offensively, the Colts are still looking for a tight ends, running backs, and potentially offensive line coach. We’ll have more as the Colts continue to round out the coaching staff.