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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Colts coaching staff headed to the Pro Bowl

By Mike Wells

INDIANAPOLIS -- Linebacker Robert Mathis -- and possibly quarterback Andrew Luck -- will have some company with them for the Pro Bowl in Hawaii.

The consolation prize for not advancing to the AFC Championship Game is that the Indianapolis Colts' coaching staff will coach one of the Pro Bowl teams during the game on Jan. 26.

“Fortunately for the coaching staff, and well-deserved, they get to go to Hawaii,” coach Chuck Pagano said. “It'll be a well-deserved break for those guys. As you guys know, it's not a real grind as far as meetings and practice and things like that. Those guys are excited about it.”

Pagano may not end up coaching Mathis in the game because teams are no longer divided by AFC-NFC players. There will be a draft on Jan. 22 in which Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will pick the teams.

Luck could be chosen to the team if quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game and advance to the Super Bowl.