Former Arizona Cardinals Head Coach and current CBS Broadcaster, Bruce Arians is going to have some waterfront property as he will be taking over the reigns for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Arians a Patterson, New Jersey native has had an extensive coaching career that started back in 1975 at Virginia Tech as a graduate assistant. In 1983, he received his first head coaching job where he took over at Temple University and he was there until 1988 with a less than stellar record of 27-39.
After being let go at Temple, he would bounce around between the NFL and NCAA teams until his biggest break when he was the offensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts, as he was named interim head coach on October 1st, 2012 as Chuck Pagano began treatments for Leukemia. Arians turned the team around with a 9-3 record filling in and led the Colts to the playoffs clinching the #5 seed, however they lost in wild card round to the Baltimore Ravens. With the 9-3 record, Arians became the first coach on an interim basis to be named NFL Coach of the Year. After that season, he took his talents to the desert, where he would be named the new Arizona Cardinals head coach in January 2013.
Arians enjoyed early success with the Cardinals, making the playoffs in two of the first three seasons with the club having a combined 34-14 record and making the NFC Championship game in his third season, with being named coach of the year again for the 2014-2015 season. After catching fire his first two seasons, under his command the Cardinals went 15-16-1 and missed the playoffs in his last two seasons and after the 2017 season, Arians decided to retire from coaching.
On May 3rd, 2018, Arians was hired by CBS to be a game analyst, replacing Steve Tasker, and was partnered with Greg Gumbel and Trent Green.
Bruce Arians, along with his wife Christine started The Arians Family Foundation, which supports and develops programs to prevent and ameliorate the abuse and neglect of children.
All and all, Bruce Arians is inheriting a fairly solid team that should rebound under his leadership and compete inthe NFC South sooner than later.