INDIANAPOLIS - In a somber news conference Monday, the Indianapolis Colts announced that head coach Chuck Pagano had been hospitalized for leukemia treatment and probably would not return to full coaching duties this season. He will be replaced on an interim basis by former Temple coach Bruce Arians, the offensive coordinator.
"He will do fine," Arians said of Pagano, his voice cracking as he recalled his own fight with prostate cancer in 2007. "I know him. He's a fighter. He's survived tough times already in his life. As a cancer survivor myself, I know that these first few days are really hard on you but . . . it's just a matter of time."