Colts Targeting Stanford's David Shaw As Their Next Head Coach, According To FS1's Colin Cowherd

The Indianapolis Colts are only one game into the new NFL season, but it appears that they're already looking to make a coaching change.

According to FS1's Colin Cowherd, the Colts are targeting Stanford's David Shaw to replace current head coach Chuck Pagano.

New Colts general manager Chris Ballard was at Stanford's game against USC on Saturday ahead of Indianapolis' contest against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, which Cowherd said further signals Indy's interest in him.

Shaw has received interest from several other NFL teams in the past, but has opted to stay at Stanford. He played wide receiver for the Cardinal in the early 1990's and has been on the coaching staff since 2007. However, the Colts are hoping that the presence of Andrew Luck - who played under Shaw at Stanford - could get him to change his mind.

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is another college coach Indianapolis is reportedly targeting.

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Pagano shockingly got a four-year extension last offseason when it looked like he was going to be fired, but his job is by no means secure - especially after a 46-9 loss to the Rams in Week 1. Owner Jim Irsay also chased Jon Gruden this offseason

While it may seem strange to contemplate a coaching change this early in the season, it's widely accepted that this will be Pagano's final season in Indy unless the Colts make the playoffs - which doesn't seem likely at this point.

Pagano has been the head coach of the Colts since 2012, guiding Indianapolis to three straight 11-5 seasons and playoff appearances in his first three. However, Indy has gone 8-8 each of the last two seasons, missing the playoffs both times.

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