Colts fire Pep Hamilton

Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton answers a question during a press conference at the NFL team's practice facility in Indianapolis, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. The Colts face the New England Patriots in Sunday's AFC Championship. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Colts have fired offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton.

The team confirmed it Tuesday night.

Rob Chudzinski was named Hamilton’s replacement.

Head coach Chuck Pagano released this statement:

“Through the first eight weeks of the season, we have felt our offense hasn’t performed at the consistent level that we need. Because of this we’ve decided to go in a different direction and relieve Pep Hamilton of his duties as offensive coordinator. As head coach of this team, it’s my responsibility to make sure I’m doing everything we can to put us in the best position to succeed. We thank Pep for his service to the team and wish him all the best.”

Hamilton was in his third season with the Colts. Before coming to the Colts, he spent three years at Standford University working with quarterback Andrew Luck.

But Hamilton’s experience wasn’t just at the collegiate level. Before Standford, he spent time with the Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens. Many of his positions dealt directly with quarterbacks.

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