Published January 17, 2013
TEMPE, Ariz. – If Bruce Arians is to become an NFL head coach anytime soon, it's going to be in Arizona.
The Indianapolis offensive coordinator, who went 9-3 as the Colts' interim coach when Chuck Pagano was being treated for leukemia, interviewed on Thursday with the Cardinals for the only job still open of the eight teams that fired their coaches after the season.
Afterward, the 60-year-old Arians said his stint as Pagano's replacement, in his words, "answered all questions I ever had" about whether he could succeed as an NFL coach.
Arians has been a football coach since his days as a graduate assistant at Virginia Tech in 1975 and has 20 years of experience as an NFL assistant.