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In a shocking change of heart, Josh McDaniels will not take the head coaching job with the Indianapolis Colts and will return to the New England Patriots.

Oddly, the Indianapolis Colts officially confirmed the hiring of New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels as their new head coach on Tuesday via Twitter.

The franchise announced that McDaniels will be introduced during a press conference on Wednesday.

So, ugh, that is legit stunning. The Colts look bad, McDaniels doesn’t look great, and this will lead to speculation that he was promised to take over for Bill Belichick after the legendary coach retires. There will also be whispers and conjecture about retirement for Belichick because of this.

Hooray, rumors!

McDaniels had previously served as the head coach of the Denver Broncos from 2009-10, recording an 11-17 record in two seasons.

He spent the last six seasons working as the Patriots’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach and had previously worked with the franchise from 2001-08, which included a total of five Super Bowl championships during both stints.

The 41-year-old coach also worked as the St. Louis Rams’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2011 before rejoining New England’s staff.

NFL fanatics are going to take this well, right?

Report: Josh McDaniels hits the Colts with a stunner after apparently taking head coaching job Jim Rogash/Getty Images
Joseph has been covering college basketball for nearly a decade. He's also the co-host of the Off The Wall podcast. Marty Jannetty is better than HBK.
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