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Colts say 'rivalry on' after McDaniels backs out of deal

Colts general manager Chis Ballard showed up for a news conference Wednesday — just not the one he expected.

Instead of introducing Josh McDaniels as the team's new head coach, Ballard stood in front of reporters trying to explain why New England's longtime offensive coordinator reneged on a deal he initially accepted.

But if Ballard's disgust about losing his top choice wasn't clear from the occasional glare or the strong pitch in his voice, he left no doubt with one parting shot.

"The rivalry is back on," he said before leaving.

Conducting a coaching search in February isn't what Ballard or Indy envisioned when Chuck Pagano was fired...

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