Months After Awkward Bathroom Behavior, Colts Owner Jim Irsay Makes Another Coaching Interview Uncomfortable

Published 02/05/2023, 3:00 PM EST

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The owner of the Indianapolis Colts is still trying to find a new head coach for his team. He hired Jeff Saturday as the interim head coach after firing Frank Reich after Week 9 of the regular season. Jim Irsay had known Jeff since he played as the center for the team. But the businessman is still in search of a permanent head coach. However, the interviewing process is getting weirder and more complicated each day. 

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This is the second time that the 63-year-old made an interviewee uncomfortable. Before it, the Las Vegas Raiders former coach’s wife stopped her husband from pursuing a job offer from Irsay because he allegedly spent too much of his time in their home bathroom during his visit.

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When he went to interview Josh McDaniels, his rumored awkward and long bathroom break, reported by TotalProSports, that led to the coach’s wife pulling the plug, could be brushed off as someone who is old and trying to work their way through a new bathroom. But why is he interviewing candidates for over 12 hours? 

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Although the owner is hellbent on signing Jeff Saturday as the team’s head coach, he is still interviewing other candidates. According to Dov Kleiman, who cited Albert Breer, Irsay held interviews with potential candidates that lasted up to 12 hours. Now, we know the job of a head coach is that of a serious one. But one surely wonders what they talk about in those 12 hours.

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Despite interviews that went up to ungodly hours, Saturday still has the owner’s votes, and despite Detroit Lions defensive coordinator, Aaron Glenn, impressing the Colts in the second interview. 

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When Jeff Saturday was hired, it failed to make the Colts fandom or the NFL world happy. They thought that the former Colts star got the job because of his ties with the owner. Also, he does not have experience in coaching in the league. Along with that, in the eight games he coached, the Colts did not show any significant results. They were 1-7 under him. They lost seven games consequently and ended their season. Therefore, it will be interesting to see if Irsay could find a new guy by following his marathon 12-hour interview technique. 

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Neha Joshi

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Neha Joshi is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. She is currently pursuing her postgraduate degree in English Literature from R.D National College, Mumbai and has also previously worked as a Graduate Intern at Jacobs.
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