by Reggie Noble on December 24, 2012

Pagano was medically cleared to resume his duties today and returned from a prolonged absence caused by a leukemia diagnosis.

The first-year coach will take the reins from Bruce Arians, who led the Colts to a 10-5 record and a playoff berth.

It’s a feel-good story all the way around.

Here’s what Pagano had to say at his press conference. Warning: It’s powerful.

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