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Chicago Bears request to interview Colts' Bruce Arians
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday the Bears put in an interview request to speak with Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, according to a source with knowledge of the coach's situation.
The Bears are the first team to request a meeting with Arians, but the coordinator is forbidden to interview prior to Sunday's wild-card game between the Colts and Baltimore Ravens.
Rapoport reported the San Diego Chargers also have shown interest in Arians, and more teams are expected to come calling. Arians has emerged as a viable Coach of the Year candidate after guiding the Colts to a playoff berth while head coach Chuck Pagano battled acute promyelocytic leukemia. Pagano returned to the team last week.
Arians, incidentally, missed Thursday's practice with a bad case of the flu. Rapoport reported Arians spent time with doctors and hoped it would clear up by now. Several players caught the bug this week, but Arians is expected back with the team for Friday's light workout and should be fine for Sunday's contest. Much of the game plan is already installed.
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Current position Title Offensive coordinator Team Indianapolis Colts Personal information Date of birth October 3, 1952 (age 60) Place of birth Paterson, New Jersey Alma mater Virginia Tech Team(s) as a player 1972–1974 Virginia Tech Team(s) as a coach/administrator 1975–1977
Virginia Tech (GA)
Mississippi State (RB/WR)
Kansas City Chiefs (RB)
Mississippi State (OC)
New Orleans Saints (TE)
Indianapolis Colts (QB)
Cleveland Browns (OC)
Pittsburgh Steelers (WR)
Pittsburgh Steelers (OC)
Indianapolis Colts (OC/interim HC)
Bruce Arians (born October 3, 1952) is an American football coach who currently serves as the offensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts of theNational Football League (NFL).
He also served as interim head coach of the team during the 2012 season when Colts head coach Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia. He guided the Colts to a 9-3 record over his tenure, which lasted from October 1 until Pagano's return on December 24.
He has also been a head coach at the collegiate level. Arians was the offensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2007 to 2011 after being promoted from wide receivers coach, a position that he had held with the team since the 2004 season.
Arians attended and played college football at Virginia Tech. As a senior in 1974, Arians was the starting quarterback in a wishbone offense for the Hokies football team. That season he completed 53 of 118 passing attempts (44.9% completion pct.) for 952 yards with three passing touchdowns and seven interceptions. He rushed for 243 yards and eight touchdowns.
Arians began his coaching career in 1975 as a graduate assistant at Virginia Tech. Arians then held an assistant coaching position atMississippi State University (running backs and wide receivers) from 1978-80 before heading to the University of Alabama to coach the running backs from 1981-82 under Paul "Bear" Bryant.
Arians was also the head coach at Temple University from 1983-88. He also held positions with Mississippi State (offensive coordinator, 1993–95) and Alabama (offensive coordinator, 1997).
At the end of the college football season in 1988, Arians was hired in the NFL as a running backs coach for the Kansas City Chiefs. It was during this time with the Chiefs that he worked with the coach who brought him to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Bill Cowher. He also spent one season as the tight ends coach of the New Orleans Saints. Following this stint was when he made a name for himself when he got the job as the quarterbacks coach of the Indianapolis Colts.
He was the first quarterback coach of Peyton Manning when he arrived in the NFL.
Afterward, he was hired as offensive coordinator (2001-2003) for the Cleveland Browns under Butch Davis. In 2002 he helped the Browns finish 9-7 (2nd in the newly aligned AFC North) and to a wild card playoff berth where they lost to the Steelers (36-33) in the first round. It was during his tenure with the Browns that he first worked with Chuck Pagano who served as the Browns secondary coach from 2001 to 2004.
After the 2003 season he was hired as the Steelers wide receivers coach and in 2007 was promoted to offensive coordinator of the Steelers, a position he held until his contract expired after the 2011 season. On January 28, 2012, Arians agreed to become the offensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts, replacing Clyde Christensen.
On October 1, 2012, Arians was named the interim head coach of the Colts following coach Chuck Pagano's leukemia diagnosis.Arians led the Colts to a 9-3 record, part of one of the biggest one-season turnarounds in NFL history. After winning only two games in 2011, the Colts returned to the playoffs. Pagano returned to the Colts as head coach on December 24, 2012, with Arians returning to his role as offensive coordinator.
He and his wife Christine have a son, Jake (34), who spent less than one season as the placekicker for the Buffalo Bills in 2001, and a daughter, Kristi Anne (32). He graduated from William Penn High School in York, Pennsylvania. Earlier, he attended York Catholic High School, where he was a standout scholastic quarterback.
Head coaching record
Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP° Temple Owls () (1983–1988) 1983 Temple 4-7 — — 1984 Temple 6-5 — — 1985 Temple 4-7 — — 1986 Temple 0-5* — — 1987 Temple 3-8 — — 1988 Temple 4-7 — — Temple: 21-45 Total: 21-39 National championship Conference title Conference division title †Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
* 1986 team was 6-5 on the field, but had to forfeit their wins due to the presence of an ineligible player on their roster.
Team Year Regular Season Post Season Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result IND 2012 9 3 0 .750 2nd in AFC South 3 2 .600 Total 9 3 0 .750 3 2 .600
* Arians took over as interim head coach for 12 games during the 2012 season in place of head coach Chuck Pagano, who took a medical leave of absence after being diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia. Pagano returned for the Colts' final game of the season plus the postseason.