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Arians, Bradley To Interview With Eagles

Posted Jan 4, 2013

The Eagles have requested and been granted permission by Indianapolis to speak with offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and by Seattle to talk with defensive coordinator Gus Bradley about the team's head coaching position.

Seattle and Indianapolis are playing in the Wild Card round this weekend. The Eagles will not have to wait until Arians' or Bradley's team is eliminated to speak to them. If either (or both) of the teams win, the Eagles will be allowed to interview the candidate(s) next week prior to the Divisional Round.

Bruce Arians' Bio
Year Team Position
1975-76 Virginia Tech Graduate Assistant
1977 Virginia Tech Running Backs
1978-80 Mississippi State Running Backs/Wide Receivers
1981-82 Alabama Running Backs
1983-88 Temple Head Coach
1989-92 Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs
1993-95 Mississippi State Offensive Coordinator
1996 New Orleans Saints Tight Ends
1997 Alabama Offensive Coordinator
1998-2000 Indianapolis Colts Quarterbacks
2001-03 Cleveland Browns Offensive Coordinator
2004-06 Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers
2007-11 Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator
2012 Indianapolis Colts Offensive Coordinator/Interim Head Coach

Arians is in his first year as the Colts offensive coordinator after five seasons in the same capacity with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Arians' role with the Colts expanded to interim head coach after Chuck Pagano took leave for his battle with leukemia. One year after the Colts finished 2-14 and owned the top pick in the NFL Draft, they are back in the playoffs with an 11-5 record. In addition to his brilliant work in Pagano's stead running the team, Arians also molded No. 1 overall pick quarterback Andrew Luck. The NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year candidate threw for an NFL rookie record 4,373 yards and 23 touchdowns this season. Arians’ work this season has been universally lauded and could earn him NFL Coach of the Year honors. Arians also has local ties. He was Temple University's head coach from 1983-88.

Gus Bradley's Bio
Year Team Position
1990-91 North Dakota State Graduate Assistant
1992-95 Fort Lewis College Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
1996-2005 North Dakota State Head Coach
2006 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Quality Control
2007 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Linebackers
2009-Present Seattle Seahawks Defensive Coordinator

Bradley is the architect of one of the most tough, physical defenses in the NFL. The Seahawks ranked first in points allowed this season and fourth in yards allowed. Bradley has been the Seahawks defensive coordinator since 2009. Last year, Bradley guided the second-youngest team in the NFL to a top-10 finish in multiple categories including: points allowed, fewest touchdowns allowed, second half points allowed and takeaways. In his first year as coordinator in 2009, the Seahawks posted two shutouts at home.

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