New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Bruce Arians, who guided the Indianapolis
Colts into the playoffs, won the NFL Coach of the Year, in voting conducted by
the Associated Press.
Arians, now the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, took over the head
coaching duties when Chuck Pagano was forced to step aside to battle leukemia.
Arians, who started the season as offensive coordinator and had a job to tutor
rookie quarterback Andrew Luck, guided the Colts to a 9-3 record during his
time at the helm. Indianapolis finished 11-5 and gained a playoff berth.
This is the first time the coaching award went to an individual who didn't
serve full-time as a head coach.
The Sports Network