Arians leading Colts to surprising success

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Associated Press

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 6:01 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 13 at 6:01 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chuck Pagano and Andrew Luck are getting all the national attention.

Talk to anyone in the Colts locker room, and they'll tell you interim coach Bruce Arians is a major part in Indianapolis' stunning turnaround, too. Maybe the biggest contributor of all.

Arians is doing things the way he always has — with a passionate, down-to-earth, fun-loving personality and a relentless desire to get things right.

So while the rest of the football world looks at Luck's progression and Pagano's personal battle, Arians has been doing the dirty work to keep this rebuilding project on task.

Nobody can quibble with the results.

In the six weeks since replacing his close friend, who was diagnosed with a form of leukemia Sept. 26, Arians has led the Colts to a 6-3 record and surprisingly into the playoff hunt.

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