The Colts are beginning to build a list of candidates that they plan to interview for their vacant head coaching position. The front office has now added Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard to that list.
Pete Carroll’s defensive coordinators have been consistently getting hired for head coaching jobs after their time in Seattle. That’s one reason why Kris Richard has begun to create some buzz as a coach on the rise in the NFL.
Richard is the fourth candidate that will reportedly interview for the Colts’ head coaching job. The Colts have reportedly requested permission to interview Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks.
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Like Vrabel, Kris Richard’s team will be watching the playoffs from home this season, so the Colts’ front office can move forward with the interview process as soon as the Seahawks grant them permission.
We’ve already written up a comprehensive profile of Kris Richard as he was expected to be in consideration for most of the open head coaching jobs across the league this offseason.
Richard spent five seasons as a player in the NFL from 2002-06 playing defensive back for the Seahawks, Dolphins, and 49ers. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at USC before following Pete Carroll to Seattle in 2010.
Richard has worked his way up from assistant defensive backs coach to defensive coordinator during his stint with the Seahawks, and he should get a shot at being a head coach pretty soon.
Will that be in Indianapolis? His interview will go a long way in determining that.