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Bruce Arians

Bruce Charles Arians

Born: October 3, 1952 in Paterson, NJ
College: Virginia Tech   (school history)

College Coaching Record

Coaching Results

Challenges
Year Age Tm Lg G W L T W-L% G plyf W plyf L plyf W-L% Rank Num Won Notes
2013 61 Arizona Cardinals NFL 16 10 6 0 .625 3 6 4
2014 62 Arizona Cardinals NFL 16 11 5 0 .688 1 0 1 .000 2 6 4
2 yrs 32 21 11 0 .656 1 0 1 .000 2.5 12 8

Games over .500: 10
Super Bowl Wins: 0
Overall Championships: 0
Conference Championships: 0
Division Championships: 0

Team's Ranks

Team Ranks in various categories, Lower ALWAYS indicates better performance.
Overall Offense Rushing Off Passing Off Defense Rushing Def Passing Def
Year Tm Tms WL% T/G Pts± Yds± Yds Pts GvA Att Yds TD Y/A FL Att Yds TD Int NY/A Yds Pts TkA Att Yds TD Y/A FR Att Yds TD Int nY/A
2001 CLE 31 16 7 19 30 31 25 19 21 31 26 31 14 25 28 17 23 23 22 15 1 29 29 17 26 27 24 10 11 1 5
2002 CLE 32 11 18 15 21 23 19 19 26 23 23 24 7 15 18 3 25 18 21 10 14 25 27 6 21 15 7 15 13 15 24
2003 CLE 32 23 28 24 25 26 29 26 27 20 26 15 25 21 25 20 18 24 15 12 25 20 23 20 26 29 11 7 3 14 5
2007 PIT 32 7 12 6 3 17 9 6 3 3 22 7 6 31 22 3 6 14 1 2 22 2 3 1 14 10 14 3 15 30 1
2008 PIT 32 2 11 5 2 22 20 15 9 23 11 29 13 20 17 18 16 20 1 1 9 5 2 2 1 18 23 1 2 6 1
2009 PIT 32 11 20 14 6 7 12 12 18 19 20 16 17 18 9 7 12 8 5 12 26 4 3 4 5 17 23 16 14 25 8
2010 PIT 32 3 2 3 2 14 12 4 8 11 8 18 9 27 14 21 4 5 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 5 29 12 3 5 2
2011 PIT 32 5 28 7 1 12 21 20 19 14 15 11 26 19 10 13 17 9 1 1 32 8 8 2 9 30 13 1 2 24 1
2012 IND 32 6 26 21 18 10 18 23 14 22 18 26 15 6 7 16 26 18 26 21 30 17 29 21 31 32 9 21 15 20 21
2013 ARI 32 10 17 10 7 12 16 26 20 23 18 27 9 17 13 15 28 11 6 7 6 2 1 3 2 15 30 14 21 5 6
2014 ARI 32 6 5 16 27 24 24 4 24 31 29 32 3 15 14 20 8 18 24 5 14 8 13 8 26 23 25 29 6 7 23
2 yrs %tile 78 69 63 50 47 41 56 34 19 30 11 84 53 61 48 47 58 56 84 72 88 81 86 59 44 17 36 61 84 58

Full Coaching History

Year Age Level Employer Role
1975 23 College Virginia Tech Graduate Assistant
1976 24 College Virginia Tech Graduate Assistant
1977 25 College Virginia Tech Graduate Assistant
1978 26 College Mississippi State RB/WR
1979 27 College Mississippi State RB/WR
1980 28 College Mississippi State RB/WR
1981 29 College Alabama Running Backs
1982 30 College Alabama Running Backs
1983 31 College Temple Head Coach
1984 32 College Temple Head Coach
1985 33 College Temple Head Coach
1986 34 College Temple Head Coach
1987 35 College Temple Head Coach
1988 36 College Temple Head Coach
1989 37 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs
1990 38 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs
1991 39 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs
1992 40 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs
1993 41 College Mississippi State Offensive Coordinator
1994 42 College Mississippi State Offensive Coordinator
1995 43 College Mississippi State Offensive Coordinator
1996 44 NFL New Orleans Saints Tight Ends
1997 45 College Alabama Offensive Coordinator
1998 46 NFL Indianapolis Colts Quarterbacks
1999 47 NFL Indianapolis Colts Quarterbacks
2000 48 NFL Indianapolis Colts Quarterbacks
2001 49 NFL Cleveland Browns Offensive Coordinator
2002 50 NFL Cleveland Browns Offensive Coordinator
2003 51 NFL Cleveland Browns Offensive Coordinator
2004 52 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers
2005 53 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers
2006 54 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers
2007 55 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator
2008 56 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator
2009 57 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator
2010 58 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator
2011 59 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator
2012 60 NFL Indianapolis Colts Offensive Coordinator/Interim Head Coach
2013 61 NFL Arizona Cardinals Head Coach
2014 62 NFL Arizona Cardinals Head Coach
2015 63 NFL Arizona Cardinals Head Coach

Challenges

Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2013-09-15 3 7 3-7 DET 44 U Carson Palmer pass incomplete deep middle intended for Michael Floyd.
ARI challenged the incomplete pass ruling, and the play was upheld.
2013-09-15 3 5 3-5 CRD 47 O Carson Palmer pass complete short right to Andre Ellington for 6 yards (tackle by Bill Bentley).
ARI challenged the fumble ruling, and the play was overturned: Carson Palmer pass complete short right to Andre Ellington for 6 yards (tackle by Bill Bentley)
2013-10-17 2 8 2-8 SEA 30 O Russell Wilson pass incomplete short left intended for Golden Tate (defended by Patrick Peterson).
ARI challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was overturned: Russell Wilson pass incomplete short left intended for Golden Tate (defended by Patrick Peterson)
2013-10-27 4 4 4-4 CRD 24 O Dave Zastudil punts 51 yards (tackle by Mike Leach).
ARI challenged the runner was in bounds ruling, and the play was overturned: Dave Zastudil punts 51 yards (tackle by Mike Leach)
2013-11-10 3 7 3-7 CRD 41 U Carson Palmer pass complete short left to Andre Ellington for 6 yards (tackle by Shiloh Keo).
ARI challenged the first down ruling, and the play was upheld.
2013-12-01 1 10 1-10 CRD 40 O Carson Palmer pass complete deep right to Andre Roberts for 17 yards (tackle by Bradley Fletcher).
ARI challenged the incomplete pass ruling, and the play was overturned: Carson Palmer pass complete deep right to Andre Roberts for 17 yards (tackle by Bradley Fletcher)
2013Challenges: 6 Overturned: 4 Upheld: 2
Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2014-09-08 3 10 3-10 SDG 40 U Philip Rivers pass incomplete deep right intended for Antonio Gates (defended by Jerraud Powers).
ARI challenged the incomplete pass ruling, and the play was upheld.
2014-10-12 3 10 3-10 WAS 30 O Kirk Cousins pass complete short left to Jordan Reed for 10 yards (tackle by Rashad Johnson).
ARI challenged the first down ruling, and the play was overturned: Kirk Cousins pass complete short left to Jordan Reed for 9 yards (tackle by Rashad Johnson)
2014-10-26 1 10 1-10 PHI 21 O Nick Foles pass complete deep middle to Jordan Matthews for 14 yards (tackle by Rashad Johnson). Jordan Matthews fumbles (forced by Rashad Johnson), recovered by Jordan Matthews at PHI-35.
ARI challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was overturned: Nick Foles pass incomplete deep middle intended for Jordan Matthews (defended by Rashad Johnson)
2014-10-26 3 15 3-15 PHI 10 U Nick Foles pass complete deep right to Riley Cooper for 50 yards. Penalty on Tyrann Mathieu: Roughing the Passer, 15 yards.
ARI challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was upheld.
2014-11-16 4 5 4-5 DET 36 O Drew Butler punts 31 yards, returned by Jeremy Ross for 49 yards (tackle by Sam Acho).
ARI challenged the kick touched ruling, and the play was overturned: Drew Butler punts 35 yards
2014-12-07 3 4 3-4 CRD 41 O Alex Smith pass complete short right to Travis Kelce for 19 yards (tackle by Deone Bucannon).
ARI challenged the runner was down by contact ruling, and the play was overturned: Alex Smith pass complete short right to Travis Kelce for 18 yards (tackle by Deone Bucannon). Travis Kelce fumbles (forced by Deone Bucannon), recovered by Justin Bethel at ARI-16
2015-01-03 2 20 2-20 CRD 39 U Cam Newton pass incomplete short right intended for Mike Tolbert.
ARI challenged the incomplete pass ruling, and the play was upheld.
2014Challenges: 7 Overturned: 4 Upheld: 3
TotalChallenges: 13 Overturned: 8 Upheld: 5

Worked For

NFL head coaches this coach worked under in his career.
Name Role
Bill Cowher Wide Receivers
Butch Davis Offensive Coordinator
Jim Mora Quarterbacks, Tight Ends
Chuck Pagano Offensive Coordinator/Interim Head Coach
Marty Schottenheimer Running Backs
Mike Tomlin Offensive Coordinator
Rick Venturi Tight Ends