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Colts have a new coach in Patriots' Josh McDaniels

07 February 2018

Following rumor after rumor over the last few days, Josh McDaniels is officially the new head coach of the Colts.

McDaniels is supposed to be departing Bill Belichick's staff for the head coaching gig with the Indianapolis Colts.

In fact, Mark Maske of the Washington Post reported that the deal is nearing its completion. But there are whispers he might stay put in New England - especially with him and the Patriots dodging questions about his future following their 41-33 Super Bowl LII loss to the Eagles on Sunday night.

McDaniels succeeds Chuck Pagano, who was sacked past year after six seasons as head coach.

This is McDaniels' second head coaching position, and it's an intriguing one.

"I'm not going to talk about that tonight", replied McDaniels.

Before the Super Bowl, he was asked about an increased role with the team in 2018 and beyond.

McDaniels is believed to be the Indianapolis Colts preferred candidate for their head coaching opening, while Patricia is expected to be take over the Detroit Lions. He's won five Super Bowls with the Patriots, with the last two being as their offensive coordinator. Former Patriots assistant quarterbacks coach Jerry Schuplinski and former Dolphins offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmois will also join McDaniels' staff in Indianapolis next season. The Arizona Cardinals, Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans, Chicago Bears and New York Giants have all announced their new head coaches. Lewis is the flawless example of a player who found a way to thrive after seemingly everyone had given up on them; players like that are a specialty of both Ballard (who brought in 2017 Colts sack leaders Jabaal Sheard and John Simon) and McDaniels (who turned college lacrosse star Chris Hogan into an National Football League wideout).

"You realize when you're at this stage, there's a lot of great players and coaches, and you never know when you're going to get another opportunity".

Colts have a new coach in Patriots' Josh McDaniels