Josh McDaniels to remain Patriots OC; withdraws from Colts’ head coaching job

FOXBOROUGH —  The Indianapolis Colts might still be looking for a head coach after all.

The Colts tweeted that they had scheduled an introductory press conference for New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels Tuesday, but over the past few hours, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, McDaniels had a change of heart.

The Colts issued the following statement:

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.

The Patriots have yet to confirm.