More than three weeks after firing Ken Whisenhunt, the Cardinals have finally found their guy. After having dinner last night with members of the front office and his interview with the club today, Bruce Arians will become the Red Birds new head coach.
Arians even being in the picture for Arizona is a bit of a surprise. He was the favorite to land the jobs in either Chicago or San Diego, but both organization's decided to go in a different direction.
Out of the candidates the Cardinals were looking at, Arians certainly brings the most experience. He has been a coach since 1975 at both the collegiate and pro levels. He was a head coach at Temple for six seasons and was the interim head coach of the Colts this past season for 12 games where he went 9-3.
The staff of Arians appears to be already taken shape. Ray Horton, who has been the Cardinals defensive coordinator for each of the last two seasons, won't be back. It has been reported that he will be replaced by Todd Bowles, who was the Eagles defensive coordinator for part of the 2012 campaign.
In the coming days and weeks ahead, Arians will look to finish off his coaching staff. Whether Arians maintains certain members of Whisenhunt's defensive staff remains to be seen.