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INDIANAPOLIS – For a third straight year, the Colts are retaining their head coach and their three coordinators.

But there is some turnover with the assistants in Indianapolis.

Here are the 5 new names/titles to Frank Reich’s coaching staff:

-Brian Baker (Defensive Line Coach): Baker takes over for Mike Phair, who left to join Matt Rhule’s staff in Carolina. Baker was a position coach (mainly along the defensive line) in the NFL from 1996-2014. He was with Matt Eberflus in Dallas from 2011-12. Baker was the defensive line coach for the Cowboys, while Eberflus coached the linebackers. Some of the notable names Baker has coached include Julius Peppers, Demarcus Ware, Ryan Kerrigan and Kevin Williams. Since leaving the NFL in 2014, Baker moved to the college ranks where he coached a talented defensive line at Mississippi State and was most recently with Alabama, serving as associate head coach, along with having defensive line duties. In his playing days, Baker was actually a teammate of Frank Reich’s at the University of Maryland. With Phair departing, he joins Dave DeGuglielmo (who was fired last year) as 2 of the 3 assistants originally hired by Chris Ballard/Josh McDaniels who are no longer in Indianapolis (Eberflus is the lone holdover). The Colts defensive line has done a pretty good job against the run in the last two seasons, but the pass rush could use some more consistency out of the main four-man rush group. From a personnel standpoint, Smith will walk into a room with almost everyone returning. Jabaal Sheard is the only free agent defensive linemen in 2020. Justin Houston, Denico Autry, Margus Hunt and Grover Stewart remain under contract for one more reason. Kemoko Turay, Tyquan Lewis, Ben Banogu—three second-round picks under Chris Ballard—need further developing if the Colts defensive line is going to take a necessary step forward.

-Mike Groh (Wide Receivers Coach): Mike Groh comes to the Colts with familiarity from Frank Reich, while also being a former NFL offensive coordinator. Groh took over for Reich as the Eagles OC in 2018. Like Reich, Groh did not call the plays in Philadelphia. After two years as Philly’s OC, Groh was fired at the end of the 2019 season. The 48-year-old Groh has coached in college and the NFL. His time with Reich came in the 2017 season. Groh was the Eagles wide receivers coach that year, while Reich was the offensive coordinator, as the Eagles won the Super Bowl. When Reich took the Colts head coaching job in 2018, Groh was elevated to offensive coordinator. Groh takes over a position group that has struggled to find consistent production and develop young talent in recent years. Throughout Groh’s coaching tenure, he has coached wide receivers and quarterbacks, with an emphasis on the passing game. Groh is the son of Al Groh, the former head coach at Wake Forest (1981-86), New York Jets (2000) and the University of Virginia (2001-09).

-Kevin Patullo (Pass Game Specialist): With Frank Reich having a clear focus of wanting to improve a poor passing game from last season, the Colts have created a new position on staff this year. To make room for Groh, the Colts moved Kevin Patullo to a role as ‘pass game specialist.’ Patullo had been the team’s wideouts coach the previous two seasons. Patullo’s past history coaching includes two seasons as the quarterbacks coach for the Jets, so he has history at other key spots when it comes to the passing game.

-Parks Frazier (Offensive Quality Control): Frank Reich promoted Frazier from assistant to the head coach. Frazier takes over for Gunnard Twyner, who also worked closely with the wide receivers. Before joining the Colts in 2018, Frazier coached at Arkansas State (2016-17), Middle Tennessee State (2015) and Samford (2015).

-Tyler Boyles (Assistant To The Head Coach): A new addition to the coaching staff, Boyles takes over for the role previously occupied the last two years by Frazier. Boyles has seven years of coaching experience, all in college (2015-19: Middle Tennessee State-Offensive Quality Control, Graduate Assistant; 2014: LaGrange College-Quarterbacks Coach, Director of Football Operations; Eastern Kentucky (2013: Offense/Football Operations Intern). Like a few tight ends for the Colts in recent years, Boyles was a basketball player in college, at Shawnee State.