January 7, 2013 |
BALTIMORE - Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said offensive coordinator Bruce Arians was doing "fine" and was expected to be released from the hospital Monday after Arians missed Sunday's 24-9 playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. A team official said that Arians was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center on Sunday with nausea and headaches. Arians, 60, was ill and left the Colts practice facility on Thursday but returned the next day. The Eagles have requested permission to interview Arians for their head coaching position.
December 18, 2015 |
THE EAGLES talked to 11 coaching candidates in January 2013 before their first choice, Chip Kelly, reconsidered his decision to stay at Oregon. Bruce Arians was the path - or maybe the Kangol cap - not taken. There was talk at the time of a pending Arians interview with the Eagles, and sure enough, Arians told a conference call yesterday that one was scheduled. Arians said he went to interview in Chicago, and while he was there, the Browns, Chargers and Eagles all canceled interviews.
December 17, 2015 |
Bruce Arians started a conference call with Philadelphia-area reporters on Wednesday by paying homage to the college football team he used to coach. "How 'bout those Temple Owls, baby!" said Arians, now the Arizona Cardinals coach. "What a year. " Arians coached Temple from 1983 to 1988. He went 27-39 with two winning seasons. He said still follows the Owls "very, very" closely. His coaching staff in Arizona has had a Temple flavor. Cornerbacks coach Kevin Ross played at Temple for 1980 to 1983 and "has Temple stuff on every day," Arians said.
January 22, 2013
New Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians on Monday hired Todd Bowles as defensive coordinator, Harold Goodwin as offensive coordinator, and Tom Moore as assistant head coach/offense. Bowles was a defensive back and team captain at Temple when Arians coached the Owls in the 1980s. The Eagles promoted Bowles from secondary coach to defensive coordinator on Oct. 16. He replaces Ray Horton, now the defensive coordinator for Cleveland. Moore spent 12 years as Peyton Manning's offensive coordinator with Indianapolis.
January 14, 2013 |
Temple's worst football decision in the last 25 years? No-brainer: firing Bruce Arians. Maybe it seemed like a good idea at the time, a quarter-century back, since Arians won only seven games in his final two seasons on North Broad Street. That's what you do when teams win seven games in two seasons, right? Time to bring in a new man. Unless you're Temple. Arians should have gotten a raise. Yes, it's obvious now that the man can coach. He went on to a productive career as an NFL assistant, was offensive coordinator in Pittsburgh, impressively took charge of the Indianapolis Colts this season when cancer hit head coach Chuck Pagano, and now is on the frequent-interviewee list for open head coaching spots, including with the Eagles, who are expected to meet with Arians on Tuesday.
December 16, 2015 |
The two starting quarterbacks in the Eagles-Cardinals game on Sunday own Heisman Trophies, heard their name called as the No. 1 overall picks, and twice needed to recover from torn anterior cruciate ligaments. If Eagles fans are looking for a model for the rest of Sam Bradford's career, Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer could be a good place to start. The 35-year-old, 13-year veteran has been traded one more time than Bradford and tore his knee the same amount of times, but he has the Cardinals at 11-2 and has been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL this season.
November 25, 1987 |
Temple football coach Bruce Arians received a vote of confidence from university officials yesterday - three days after the Owls finished their worst football season since 1960. Arians said yesterday that he had felt confident about his future at Temple, despite speculation that his job might be in jeopardy because of the Owls' 3-8 record this fall. "To be totally honest, I wasn't expecting anything different than what came out," said Arians, who has been the Owls' coach since 1983.
January 20, 2013
The Eagles refused to confirm reports out of Oregon that James Harris, an assistant athletic director, and Josh Gibson, the director of football operations, will be joining former Ducks coach Chip Kelly with the Eagles. Multiple reports said Harris would become assistant general manager. A source close to the situation said that would not be the case. Harris' bio on the Oregon website seems to indicate his expertise is in nutrition. The Eagles said they won't confirm any hirings until Kelly's entire staff is assembled.
October 18, 2012
BRUCE ARIANS was the head football coach at Temple from 1983-88 and had 10 players drafted by NFL teams, including first-rounders John Rienstra (Steelers, 1986) and Paul Palmer (Chiefs, 1987). One of his most productive players, Todd Bowles, went undrafted but managed to latch on with the Redskins and spend eight seasons in the NFL as a defensive back. Bowles was a starting cornerback on the 'Skins' 1987 Super Bowl team. Bowles missed the first three games of his senior season with a broken wrist, but his enthusiasm never waned.
November 27, 1988 |
Temple athletic director Charles Theokas said yesterday that a decision on the future of embattled Owls football coach Bruce Arians would be made "sometime this week. " Theokas said that he would meet with Temple president Peter J. Liacouras and vice president H. Patrick Swygert over the next few days to decided whether to retain Arians, who has one year left on a three-year contract he signed in 1986. Yesterday's 45-28 win over Boston College pushed Arians' career mark at Temple to 27-39.