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Josh McDaniels announced as new Colts coach ... and then stays with Patriots

In a shocking turn of events on Tuesday night, Josh McDaniels stunningly reneged on an agreement to become the new head coach of the Colts.

"No, I don't have a timetable", Ballard said.

The Colts' statement described the team as "surprised and disappointed" over the news.

"I want all of you to make sure that you keep in perspective what it's important in life and that's human life".

Any chance the Cowboys can retain Matt Eberflus now that Josh McDaniels jilted the Colts?

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chis Ballard has a message for New England - the rivalry is "back on".

Josh McDaniels spurned the Colts to stay in New England.

The Colts confirmed those reports a short time later saying their search for the "perfect fit" would resume immediately.

"I'm sure [GM Chris Ballard's] reaction would have been just like any other person listening to your show right now", Weis continued to Schein. Remember, both Ballard and McDaniels share the same agent. Because they've got a head coaching position, they can talk to DeFilippo before February 14, while the Vikings have to wait until DeFilippo's deal with the Eagles is expired before they talk to him. McDaniels has in recent years turned down opportunities to pursue available head-coaching jobs in Cleveland, Los Angeles and Atlanta. McDaniels told Ballard he had his suit picked out and was ready to go. He acknowledged that Jim Bob Cooter would remain on the staff, but did not confirm whether Cooter would still be offensive coordinator, as had been reported. "I wish you the best of luck.' There was no persuasion [in an effort to change McDaniels" mind].

In Eberflus, the Colts will transition to a 4-3 scheme, one that is known for its simplicity and is predicated on speed, which is an advantageous system for teams playing indoors.

Obviously, we know that Robert Kraft "sweetened" the contract for McDaniels, but it would take a little more than that to convince him to stay.

McDaniels' tenure in Denver ended about as quickly as it started, and he ended up as the offensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams for a season, and when head coach Steve Spagnuolo was sacked, so was McDaniels. Andy Reid got all the credit for the Chiefs' offensive success but Pederson has quickly proven he wasn't just riding Reid's coattails.

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