New Orleans Saints Pete Carmichael Jr. draws interest from a new team


New Orleans Saints Offensive Coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr. recently was the topic of conversation in regards to a head coaching position with the Oakland Raiders.  Larry Holder of WIST 690 AM is reporting another team has thrown itself into the mix.

Holder reported about an hour ago that Saints Head Coach Sean Payton confirmed to him that the Indianapolis Colts have requested permission to interview Carmichael for their head coaching vacancy.

The Colts are in need of a new head coach after firing Jim Caldwell yesterday.  Caldwell coached the Colts starting in 2009 and lead them to a Super Bowl game against the Saints but lost.

Caldwell then brought the Colts to a AFC Wild Card game the next season but lost to the New York Jets.  He then posted a 2-14 record this season, which proved to be Caldwell’s undoing.

Carmichael improved his stock as a potential head coaching candidate when Payton was injured this year and had to observe from an upstairs coaching box.  Carmichael acted as an on the ground head coach for Payton and did a very good job.

No further details are known at this time as to when the interview will or could happen.  With the Raiders in play as well for Carmichael, a few more teams may possibly come calling.

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