Christensen named OC

Johnny O reports that the Colts have a new offensive coordinator.

Tom Moore is still coaching for the Indianapolis Colts.

But for the first time since joining the staff in 1998, his title won’t include “offensive coordinator.”

Moore, the Colts’ offensive coordinator from 1998-2008 and the senior offensive coordinator this past season, now will hold the title of senior offensive assistant, with Clyde Christensen — a Colts assistant since 2002 — being promoted from assistant head coach/wide receivers to offensive coordinator and Pete Metzelaars being promoted from offensive quality control/assistant offensive line to offensive line coach.

Well, I didn’t see that coming.  That’s a cool move, however, and typical of the egoless way the Colts seem to operate.  Moore hangs around, but gives up the title.  The Colts still benefit from his wisdom and experience while breaking in a new coordinator.  Kudos to everyone involved.

In other news Metzelaars is the new line coach (as expected).  Ron Turner is the WRs coach; Ron Prince is an assistant line coach.