Colts replace defensive coordinator

November, 29, 2011
11/29/11
12:36
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It's Black Tuesday in the AFC South.

On the same day Jack Del Rio was fired as head coach in Jacksonville, the Indianapolis Colts removed defensive coordinator Larry Coyer from his post. He is replaced by linebacker coach Mike Murphy.

“The move was made to improve communication and production,” coach Jim Caldwell said in a press release. “We feel this is the most effective and realistic way to move forward and win games this season. We appreciate all of the effort and hard work Larry Coyer put forth in his three years with the Colts.”

Murphy is in his 27th season as an NFL coach and 14th year with the Colts as the team’s linebackers coach prior to being elevated to defensive coordinator.

Caldwell will discuss the move in a press conference this afternoon.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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