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Brad Seely to interview with Colts

Brad Seely, Dana McKenzie

San Francisco 49ers assistant head coach Brad Seely, center, shouts at head linesman Dana McKenzie, left, after the officials conferred and ruled Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew had scored a touchdown in the first quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, in Detroit. An official had originally ruled it was not a touchdown. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)


There’s another candidate in the mix for the Colts’ head-coaching vacancy: 49ers special teams coach Brad Seely.

Alex Marvez of reports that Seely is scheduled to interview Wednesday in Indianapolis.

Seely has a good reputation as one of the best special teams coaches in the league. After spending a decade as a college coach, Seely broke into the NFL with the Colts in 1989 and has also coached the special teams for the Jets, Panthers, Patriots and Browns.

Coaching special teams hasn’t been a common career path for those who want to become head coaches, but that may be changing, thanks in part to the success that former special teams coach John Harbaugh has had as a head coach in Baltimore. This year Bears special teams coach Dave Toub and Cowboys special teams coach Joe DeCamillis were also candidates for head-coaching vacancies.

Other known candidates for the Colts job include Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano, Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray, former Ohio State head coach and Colts assistant Jim Tressel and former Vikings head coach Brad Childress.