INDIANAPOLIS — The Colts have an interim head coach who has by no means coached above the highschool degree, and now they’ve a playcaller who has by no means beforehand carried out his new function.
Passing sport specialist/assistant quarterbacks coach Parks Frazier will assume playcalling duties for the staff beneath interim head coach Jeff Saturday, a number of sources confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday. The information was first reported by NFL Community.
Saturday stated throughout a information convention on Monday that he had been interviewing present workers members all through the day to find out who is likely to be one of the best match to be the playcaller. The function was beforehand held by former head coach Frank Reich, who was fired by the staff on Monday.
The staff additionally thought-about quarterbacks coach Scott Milanovich as a candidate to name performs, in response to a supply, earlier than finally turning to Frazier. Milanovich had been a playcaller within the Canadian Soccer League and was the playcaller for the Jacksonville Jaguars whereas serving as their interim playcaller through the remaining 5 weeks of the 2018 season.
Frazier, 30, is near Reich, an ordained minister who officiated at Frazier’s wedding ceremony. Reich leaned closely on Frazier whereas he was the assistant to the pinnacle coach in 2018-19 earlier than selling him to high quality management coach in 2020 and assistant quarterbacks coach in 2021.
Frazier has an undergraduate diploma in laptop science and is taken into account among the many leaders on the workers in using expertise and knowledge. He additionally has labored intently behind the scenes the previous year-plus with Sam Ehlinger, who will proceed to be the beginning quarterback. A former quarterback at Murray State, Frazier brings expertise on the place.
The Colts go to the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday.