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Jeff Saturday to get a second interview with Indianapolis Colts

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Jeff Saturday to get a second interview with Indianapolis Colts

Interim coach Jeff Saturday to get second interview as Indianapolis Colts continue search for new head coach… but bosses ‘still want to talk to’ 49ers DC DeMeco Ryans

Jeff Saturday is reportedly getting a second interview with the Colts as they accelerate their search for a new head coach.

Saturday took over midway through the season after Indianapolis fired Frank Reich – but the former ESPN analyst would go on to win just one game, his first against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Today, the Associated Press reported that Saturday was among the candidates who got a second interview, with six or seven other candidates also being invited back.

Saturday is a former Colt who became a six-time Pro Bowl center.

Saturday went 1-7 in the interim role, with the Colts’ 4-12-1 overall record the franchise’s worst since 2017.

However, the report added that the Colts remain interested in talking to 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans about the head coaching job.

Ryans has carved out a great reputation for himself and the Colts aren’t the only team eager to talk to him.

But since Ryans opted to postpone his scheduled first interview with the Colts last week, in order to fully focus on the 49ers’ divisional round playoff game against Dallas, the Colts will now have to wait until after San Francisco’s season.

The window for first team interviews has closed and so NFL rules dictate that the Colts must now wait until after the 49ers season.

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Ryans has already interviewed with the Texans and Broncos, and could also talk to them next week if the 49ers win or lose the NFC Championship game against the Eagles Sunday.

The Cardinals and Panthers are also interested in Ryans, according to the AP report.