When Pagano was battling leukemia back in 2012, Jones shaved his head and facial hair to honor the Colts coach.
"It's just to show that we care and love him," Jones explained at the time. "He's a great man and a great leader. He's going to be back coaching and kicking butt.
"Absolutely, this guy has so much passion and loves the sport every single day and came ready to work and had us fired up. I'm pretty sure that's something he brought to Indy, and I'm sure those guys are going to love him, too."
High praise indeed.