Take two: Frank Reich will be Indianapolis Colts' new head coach

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After the Josh McDaniels fiasco, the Indianapolis Colts finally found a new head coach, hiring Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich, the NFL Network reported Sunday.

According to ESPN.com, Reich is the favorite to land the Colts job and and the deal is basically done.

Reich worked as quarterbacks coach with the Colts when Peyton Manning was still playing.

Albert Breer of the Monday Morning Quarterback would add that this will be the second offensive coach the Eagles will lose since winning Super Bowl LII. He spent the two years prior to that working with Philip Rivers as Chargers offensive coordinator. But the website said the Colts won't be making an announcement until Reich has actually signed his contract.

Reich served as offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles in their 41-33 Super Bowl win over the Patriots. They've reportedly landed on another Super Bowl OC.

In Reich, the Colts would be satisfying the offensive mind that they need with defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus already in place.

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. His post-playing career started as a staff assistant for these very same Colts back in 2008.

After two interviews, one with Ballard and another with Colts owner Jim Irsay present, McDaniels informed Ballard that he didn't have good news. Reich played for the Terps in the early 1980s, mostly as a backup.

Reich may want to take some current Eagles assistants with him, too, keeping in line with the business model that is the NFL.

Reich can draw on his experiences as a former quarterback both in dealing with quarterback issues and in play calling.

Reich's mission is to rebuild the confidence of Luck, who didn't play at all a year ago due to shoulder surgery and has missed 26 of 48 games the past three seasons. He has been able to observe two of the greatest in National Football League history, backing up Kelly and coaching Manning.

Ballard moved swiftly to make his hire after the McDaniels fiasco.