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Colts fire offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton amid three-game losing streak

Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts talks with

Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts talks with offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Andy Lyons

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts have fired offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton less than 24 hours after a 29-26 overtime loss at Carolina.

Former Browns coach Rob Chudzinski will replace Hamilton as the play-caller. The Colts made the announcement on Tuesday.

In a statement, coach Chuck Pagano said the offense hadn't played with the necessary consistency and it was "his responsibility" to give the Colts (3-5) their best chance to succeed.

Pagano also has faced criticism because the Colts opened the season with Super Bowl aspirations and are 0-5 outside the terrible AFC South.

Hamilton was hired in 2013 after spending three seasons as an assistant at Stanford, where he worked with future Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

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