The Philadelphia Eagles management have been busy traveling around the country to find their new head coach.
Their brass is in Atlanta today interviewing Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley. On Monday, they will interview Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden.
And they will have their third interview in four days on Tuesday. On this day, they will interview Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.
Arians also has interviews with the Chicago Bears and the San Diego Chargers lined up, as well. He is rumored to be the favorite to take over the Chargers job.
He hopes to make a final decision by the end of this week. He has said that it would have to be the perfect fit for him to leave the Colts.
He is just getting back to work after being in a Baltimore and Indianapolis hospital, where he spent four days and three nights. He missed the Colts Wild Card loss to the Baltimore Ravens after being in a Baltimore hospital.
“I’m at home and doing well,” said Arians. “I’m anxious to get back to work. I’m ready to roll.”
He started out this season as the Colts offensive coordinator. Then when Chuck Pagano dealt with leukemia, he was named the Colts interim head coach for 12 games, where the Colts went 9-3.
It was the first time that he served as an NFL head coach, even on an interim basis. Before coming to the Colts, he was the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator from 2007 to 2011.
The 60-year-old offensive mind started out with the Steelers as their wide receivers coach from 2004 to 2006. He was the Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator from 2001 to 2003.
He was the Colts offensive coordinator from 1998 to 2000. He was also the Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator in 1997.
From 1975 to 1996, he spent the majority of this time in the college ranks. He did; however, have two stints in the NFL during this time, as he was the New Orleans Saints tight end coach in 1996 and the Kansas City Chiefs running backs coach from 1989 to 1992.
Prior to taking the Chiefs running backs coach, he was the Temple Owls head coach. He served as the Owls head coach from 1983 to 1988.
He was 21-45 as the Temple head coach. But the school had to forfeit their 6 wins in 1986, as the team used an indelible player, who was on their roster.