Hamilton was the Stanford offensive coordinator the last two seasons and coached Colts quarterback Andrew Luck as a senior. He spent time with the Baltimore Ravens, Jets, San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears before being hired to coach receivers at Stanford in 2010. He was promoted to offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach in 2011.
Luck wanted Arians back, but Hamilton will be a familiar face. The relationship with Luck and his development had to be the No. 1 factor in the hiring process.