CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 1: Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer argues with head linesman Kent Payne #79 during an NFL preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts at Paul Brown Stadium on September 1, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Colts won 17-13. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
According to reports from SB Nation's Indianapolis Colts site, Stampede Blue, and from SB Nation's Indiana regional site, the Colts are going to interview Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, per an interview with John Clayton on SportsCenter.
We received reports yesterday that the Colts will interview Titans assistant coach Jerry Gray and Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael for the head coaching job. Today, John Clayton of ESPN told SportsCenter that the Colts will also interview Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.
This is allegedly the third team that will interview Zimmer for a head coaching position. The other two were the Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Zimmer has been the Bengals defensive coordinator since January of 2008 and has led the Bengals to defensive rankings of 12th, fourth, 15th and seventh in his four years with the team.
There has yet to be a confirmed report of the Colts asking permission to interview Zimmer but it wouldn't be surprising if those reports came out soon. We'll keep an eye out, so stay tuned.