Bruce Arians has head coaching interviews scheduled with the Bears, Eagles, and Chargers over the next three days.
Bruce Arians is out of the hospital for the second time in a week after dealing with an inner ear issue last weekend. He is feeling better and, apparently, looking for a head coaching job.
Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, Arians has interviews lined up with the Chicago Bears on Sunday, the Chargers on Monday, and the Eagles on Tuesday. All three jobs have what an offensive mind like Arians is surely looking for: A quarterback.
For a while, we've said that the Chargers job would be the most appealing. With San Diego recently hiring former-Colts front office exec Tom Telesco as their new general manager, the Chargers look like the obvious choice for Arians. However, a report from Mary Kay Cabot at the Cleveland Plain Dealer states that the Browns and their new head coach, Rob Chudzinski, are looking to hire John Pagano as their new defensive coordinator.
John is Chuck Pagano's brother, and last season John was the DC in San Diego, replacing current Colts DC Greg Manusky. Should John leave San Diego, that is one less reason for Arians to take the job there. Former Bears had coach Lovie Smith interviewed with Telesco the Chargers yesterday. Smith was once a Tony Dungy assistant in Tampa Bay, and Telesco worked with Dungy in Indianapolis from 2002-2008.
It is certainly possible that Arians will stay in Indianapolis. Jim Irsay has stated he plans to give the Colts offensive coordinator a big raise, and Chuck Pagano has emphatically stated twice that the team does not want to lose Arians.