Colts hire ex-Browns coach Rob Chudzinski as special assistant

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Indianapolis, IN, United States (4E Sports) – Two months after he was fired as Cleveland Browns head coach, Rob Chudzinski found another job as special assistant to Indianapolis Colts mentor Chuck Pagano.

“Rob and I have a long professional relationship and his résumé speaks for itself,” Pagano said in a statement released by the team. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and will be a tremendous help to our entire team moving forward.

“Needless to say, we’re excited to have ‘Chud’ joining our family,” Pagano added.

The Colts did not mention Chudzinski’s role with the team but he’ll likely help in a number of different areas, from practice to game planning.

Chudzinski and Pagano have worked several times, with University of Miami’s coaching staff from 1995-2000 and again with the Browns in 2004.

Chudzinski, who has 20 years of coaching experience, spent two seasons as offensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers, who set team records for total yards (6,237) and first downs (345) in 2011.

Chudzinski helped Carolina quarterback and former No. 1 overall pick Cam Newton become the first rookie to throw for 4,000 yards.

He coached the Browns for one season before being fired in December after posting a 4-12 record.

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