Jim Irsay may be preparing to fire Chuck Pagano as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts with the hope of hiring Nick Saban away from Alabama.
“Jim Irsay does not believe that Chuck Pagano is the guy who can take him to where he wants to go,” longtime Indianapolis columnist Bob Kravitz said. “He’s talking about not just one Super Bowl, but multiple Super Bowls in the Andrew Luck era.”
Irsay is also prepared to fire Ryan Grigson to give Saban ultimate authority.
“Jim Irsay is going to make the next coaching hire,” Kravitz said. “If he brings in a guy who demands full power, like, say, a Nick Saban, who I think he’s going to go after, if he brings in a Nick Saban, he’s going to have full power and that means that Ryan Grigson will either be kicked to the curb or he’ll have a different role in the organization.”
Kravitz said Grigson getting fired is “a 50-50 proposition” and will depend mostly on the type of coach Irsay can hire.