His coaching career began with the Colts in 2006 when he was hired as an intern before being promoted to offensive assistant and later quarterbacks coach.
The Colts aren't looking to have another head coaching debacle.
Getting an offensive mind as strong as Reich should be huge for the Colts.
The Colts initially planned to hire Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, but last week, McDaniels backed out of the deal to remain in New England as the offensive coordinator, but with a larger roles in front office matters, working more with coach Bill Belichick.
Frank Reich will reportedly be the Colts' next head coach.
According to ESPN.com, Reich is the favorite to land the Colts job and and the deal is basically done. Reich worked as the Colts' wide receivers coach in 2011 after Manning missed the season because of injury. He also has a stellar reputation, and his myriad of life experiences and the people he has worked with make him the flawless fit for us and our fans.
That left the Colts scrambling to find a replacement with the Scouting Combine and free agency on the horizon, but they appear to have landed on their feet by hiring Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Reich.
While unorthodox, a portion of Reich's staff already is in place. Frank Reich has will officially be their next head coach.
The offensive guru was an assistant in Indianapolis from 2008-11. Losing both Reich and DeFilippo would disrupt a coaching staff that helped the Eagles to the Super Bowl, although it's one of the consequences of success. Born in Freeport, New York, Reich played baseball, football, and basketball while attending Cedar Crest High School in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. His greatest game was the 1992 AFC Wild Card game, where he quarterbacked the Bills to victory after overcoming a 35-3 deficit to win 41-38 in overtime.