With questions mounting about his status, Chuck Pagano made it clear Wednesday he wants to remain as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts.
Pagano is in the final year of his contract and the Colts have struggled to a 7-8 record thus far. But as the team prepares to play its regular-season finale against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Pagano said he hopes to be back next season.
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"I will fight my a** off to be the coach here,'' Pagano said. "I'm worried about Tennessee right now. But do I want to be the coach here? Yes.''
After guiding Indianapolis to the playoffs in his first three seasons as head coach, the Colts are in serious danger of missing out this year. Indianapolis needs a nine-game scenario to play out in order to qualify for the postseason.