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Larry Coyer to head Colts' defense

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INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Larry Coyer, formerly the assistant head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has been named the defensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts.

Coyer spent two years with Tampa Bay and was also with the Denver Broncos, working as Denver's defensive coordinator from 2003-06, four of his seven seasons with that team.

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New Colts head coach Jim Caldwell also said Ray Rychleski had been hired as special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach Clyde Christensen was given the additional title of assistant head coach.

Christensen is entering his eighth season with Indianapolis. Rychleski, who recently coached at South Carolina and Maryland, is joining the NFL for the first time.

"Many people know the contributions Clyde has made to the organization during the past seven years," said Caldwell. "He has helped the Colts function as one of the NFL's top offenses."

"Both have a wealth and wide range of experience that will benefit our players," Caldwell said. "Larry and Ray have been successful in every stage of their careers and their talents and input will show in our on-field performance."

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