The Indianapolis Colts never gave a definitive statement regarding the status of head coach Chuck Pagano. The reason why might be because Colts owner Jim Irsay was trying to court a high-profile name out of retirement.

Irsay apparently tried to recruit former Raiders and Buccaneers coach, Jon Gruden, out of the Monday Night Football booth and onto the sideline at Lucas Oil Stadium. But, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports, Gruden turned him down.

This is a bit of a bombshell for Indianapolis, as it might convey that Irsay doesn’t have much faith in Pagano. The Colts have posted back-t0-back 8-8 campaigns after making it to the conference championship game during the 2014 season. Pagano was reportedly on the hot seat after last season, but eventually received a four-year extension last January.