UPDATE: The San Jose Mercury News is reporting that Pep Hamilton has agreed to become the offensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts, where he will be reunited with Andrew Luck.
Stanford Cardinal offensive coordinator and quarterbacks’ coach Pep Hamilton interviewed for the head coaching position at Oregon on Friday, according to CBS Sports.
The Ducks are looking to fill the void left by Chip Kelly’s departure to the Eagles, and they are apparently looking to steal a coach from their rivals.
However, ESPN is reporting that Hamilton is a “leading candidate” to become the offensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts and re-acquiant himself with Andrew Luck.
Whatever the case is, it appears very likely that Hamilton will not be back with the Cardinal next season, as we reported earlier today.
He took over the roles of offensive coordinator and quarterbacks’ coach at Stanford under David Shaw in 2011-2012 after he joined the team as as wide receivers’ coach in 2010.
Hamilton does have six years of NFL coaching experience as a quarterbacks’ coach for the Jets (2004-2005), 49ers (2006) and Bears (2007-2009).
If Hamilton choose to leave, Stanford will look to promote from within, says Rule of Tree. Possible candidates include offensive line coach Mike Bloomgren and running backs’ coach Mike Sanford.