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McDaniels turns down Colts' coaching job, search resumes for Indy

(Source: Colts team website) (Source: Colts team website)
INDIANAPOLIS (WFIE) -

The Indianapolis Colts were set to introduce their new head coach on Wednesday, but Josh McDaniels backed out of the job leaving the team back on the coaching search. 

Patriots Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels was going to be a major player in the future for the Colts, but he decided not to join the team.

Colts General Manager Chris Ballard took the podium to explain what happened.

Ballard talked to the media saying the organization did everything right with McDaniels. He says McDaniels agreed to a contract but called later saying he wasn't going to take the job after all. 

Now, the football team is back to square one as the search for the right person.

"We have work to do, and I want someone who's 100 percent committed to partnering with us in getting that work done," Ballard said. "We're going to take our time. We're going to get good assistant coaches, and we're going to win."

Ballard went on to say he and the rest of the Colts organization were very disappointed. He said he has a list of candidates, but not a timetable. 

The Indianapolis Colts team posted the following on their website:

After agreeing to contract terms to become the Indianapolis Colts’ new head coach, New England Patriots assistant coach Josh McDaniels this evening informed us that he would not be joining our team.

Although we are surprised and disappointed, we will resume our head coaching search immediately and find the right fit to lead our team and organization on and off the field.

The scheduled press conference at Lucas Oil Stadium will not take place tomorrow. More information will be forthcoming.

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