Former Colts coach Tony Dungy was back in Indianapolis on Thursday, but not for a job interview with his former team.
Dungy, along with Sen. Richard Lugar and city leaders, helped cut the ribbon on an upgraded Walgreens concept store at 16th and Meridian streets Thursday morning.
While Dungy insisted he isn't interested in coming back to the sidelines, that didn't stop the rumors from flying.
"I came in nice and late, went right to the hotel. I didn't see anyone, just checked in. And when I woke up, I had 48 messages on my phone. Something about a job interview?" Dungy told the crowd, laughing.
The speculation comes after head coach Jim Caldwell, Dungy's longtime assistant, was fired by the Colts earlier this week.
Dungy told reporters it's been hard to watch the changes being made within the team, but he said he supports team owner Jim Irsay's vision.
"I know Jim Irsay, and I know he's making decisions based on what is best for the franchise and the future," Dungy said. "But it's like when you have parents who get divorced, and when you're one of the kids, and you feel bad and you love both sides, so it's really hard."
Dungy said he, his wife and their eight children are doing well in Tampa, Fla. He said he would be back in Indianapolis to take part in the Super Bowl festivities.
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