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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
2012 60 Indianapolis Colts NFL 12 9 3 0 .750 As interim coach, league awarded all W-L to Chuck Pagano
and record is not reflected in career totals
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
2015 63 Arizona Cardinals NFL 16 13 3 0 .813 2 1 1 .500 1 10 3
3 yrs 48 34 14 0 .708 3 1 2 .333 2.0 22 11

Games over .500: 20
Super Bowl Wins: 0
Overall Championships: 0
Conference Championships: 0
Division Championships: 1

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
2015 ARI 32 2 4 2 2 1 2 17 9 8 6 12 22 19 2 3 17 1 5 7 2 4 6 8 9 3 18 8 11 4 9
3 yrs %tile 84 76 74 66 65 59 54 48 39 48 29 68 50 73 64 48 72 67 83 80 89 82 83 65 60 27 50 64 86 64

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
Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2015-09-20 1 10 1-10 CRD 37 U Jimmy Clausen pass complete short left to Marquess Wilson for 10 yards (tackle by Jerraud Powers).
ARI challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was upheld.
2015-09-20 3 9 3-9 CRD 36 O Carson Palmer pass incomplete short left intended for John Brown.
ARI challenged the incomplete pass ruling, and the play was overturned: Carson Palmer pass complete short left to John Brown for 11 yards
2015-10-11 CRD 35 U Chandler Catanzaro kicks off 73 yards, returned by Ameer Abdullah for 41 yards (tackle by Stepfan Taylor). Ameer Abdullah fumbles, ball out of bounds at DET-33.
ARI challenged the loose ball recovery ruling, and the play was upheld.
2015-10-26 4 27 4-27 CRD 40 U Sam Koch punts 39 yards, touchback.
ARI challenged the touchback ruling, and the play was upheld.
2015-11-01 3 10 3-10 CLE 41 U Josh McCown pass complete short middle to Gary Barnidge for 13 yards (tackle by Tony Jefferson).
ARI challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was upheld.
2015-11-15 1 10 1-10 SEA 35 O Carson Palmer pass complete deep left to Michael Floyd for 34 yards (tackle by Cary Williams).
ARI challenged the runner was down by contact ruling, and the play was overturned: Carson Palmer pass complete deep left to Michael Floyd for 35 yards, touchdown
2015-11-15 3 4 3-4 SEA 49 O Russell Wilson right guard for 5 yards (tackle by Deone Bucannon).
ARI challenged the first down ruling, and the play was overturned: Russell Wilson right guard for 3 yards (tackle by Deone Bucannon)
2015-11-15 4 1 4-1 CRD 48 U Will Tukuafu middle for 1 yard (tackle by Kevin Minter).
ARI challenged the first down ruling, and the play was upheld.
2015-11-22 CRD 35 U Chandler Catanzaro kicks off 73 yards, returned by Brandon Tate for 58 yards (tackle by Justin Bethel).
ARI challenged the runner was down by contact ruling, and the play was upheld.
2015-12-27 3 14 3-14 GNB 9 U Scott Tolzien sacked by Dwight Freeney for -8 yards. Penalty on Don Barclay: Face Mask (15 Yards) (Declined).
ARI challenged the runner was down by contact ruling, and the play was upheld.
2015Challenges: 10 Overturned: 3 Upheld: 7
TotalChallenges: 23 Overturned: 11 Upheld: 12

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