Toub made sense on paper from the beginning, but what makes more sense is that the Colts give McDaniels time to make up his mind and recover from the startling loss in the Super Bowl or they simply move on to other candidates they interviewed in the process.
Given his impressive track record with New England, McDaniels was one of the top head coaching targets across the league.
McDaniels won five Super Bowl rings with New England and went 11-17 as Denver's head coach in 2009 and 2010.
The Colts are looking to rebound from an very bad 3-13 record, as 2017 was their first losing season in six years.
Instead McDaniels has to worry about playing the Pats: the Colts and Pats are scheduled to play a game (date/time TBD) at Gillette Stadium next season. "So if he is, they're getting a great coach". When Josh McDaniels sort of flamed out in Denver - whatever it was, seven years ago - I had a long conversation with him after the fact, and he said to me at that time, 'I want you to be completely honest with me.
Despite some rumors and "chatter" that McDaniels was feeling some cold feet about becoming the Colts next head coach, it seems everything is moving in the direction everyone expected.
It's going to be a full coordinator reboot for the Patriots, but this isn't about them. Once that business was taken care of - the Patriots fell 41-33 to the Philadelphia Eagles even though McDaniels' offense set a postseason record with 613 total yards - the Colts had their latest leader.
Jerry Schuplinski began his coaching career as a high school head coach, then spent six seasons as the special teams coordinator and linebackers coach in college at Case Western Reserve.