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Arians, Bradley To Interview With Eagles

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
1975-76Virginia TechGraduate Assistant
1977Virginia TechRunning Backs
1978-80Mississippi StateRunning Backs/Wide Receivers
1981-82AlabamaRunning Backs
1983-88TempleHead Coach
1989-92Kansas City ChiefsRunning Backs
1993-95Mississippi StateOffensive Coordinator
1996New Orleans SaintsTight Ends
1997AlabamaOffensive Coordinator
1998-2000Indianapolis ColtsQuarterbacks
2001-03Cleveland BrownsOffensive Coordinator
2004-06Pittsburgh SteelersWide Receivers
2007-11Pittsburgh SteelersOffensive Coordinator
2012Indianapolis ColtsOffensive 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
1990-91North Dakota StateGraduate Assistant
1992-95Fort Lewis CollegeDefensive Coordinator/Linebackers
1996-2005North Dakota StateHead Coach
2006Tampa Bay BuccaneersDefensive Quality Control
2007Tampa Bay BuccaneersLinebackers
2009-PresentSeattle SeahawksDefensive 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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