Bubba Ventrone has strong head coach aspirations

Bubba Ventrone left no doubt when the question arrived. The Colts special teams coordinator is a man with goals, after all.

“I do aspire to be a head coach at some point — when the time is right, in the right situation,” Ventrone said Tuesday.

Ventrone, 40, is considered by some to be a rising star in the assistant coach ranks. The Colts have felt that for a few years and have given him increased responsibility in roster decisions, helping to create the culture.

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Whether he has a chance at the Colts’ job remains to be seen. Indianapolis could have given him an eight-game audition when it fired Frank Reich midseason but instead hired Jeff Saturday from ESPN to fill that role. Multiple Colts starters pledged for Ventrone during that time, but owner Jim Irsay said that Saturday was his only consideration.

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