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Cincinnati Bearcats OC, former Colts tight end coach returning to the team, ESPN reports a second hire

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Posted at 4:33 PM, Feb 20, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-20 17:40:42-05

CINCINNATI — WRTV affiliate WCPO confirms Cincinnati Bearcats offensive coordinator Tom Manning is leaving the team and joining the Indianapolis Colts.

WCPO sports reporter Caleb Noe says the Bearcats did not specify what position Manning will have.

Manning was hired by UC last month and was the was the Colts TE Coach in 2018.

The news comes hours after ESPN reported that the Colts are planning to name Jim Bob Cooter as the team's next offensive coordinator.

In recent years Cooter has served in a variety of roles with the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles. Last season, Cooter was the passing game coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

ESPN reports Cooter began his NFL coaching career with the Colts, serving as an offensive assistant from 2009 to 2011.