Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer
The Colts are taking the next steps in the process of naming their new head coach. They have asked the Patriots permission to interview offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels for a second time, according to a source. The Colts can interview McDaniels for the second time this week because it's the Super Bowl bye week. McDaniels originally interviewed with the Colts on Jan. 3. He continues to be the front runner for the job. The issue is the Colts can't offer him the job to replace the fired Chuck Pagano until after the Patriots play in the Super Bowl on Feb. 4.