Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians has been released from the hospital, which means that it’s time for him to start talking to teams about head coaching jobs.
One of the teams reportedly interested in Arians is the Chargers. During an interview with 1090 AM in San Diego, Arians said that an interview hasn’t been set up yet but that the team’s decision to hire former Colts exec Tom Telesco as their general manager upped his interest in the job.
“I would be now that Tommy’s there,” Arians said, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. “I think so much of [the] success that teams have are great relationships between general manager and head coach. And it’s not who has control of the roster, it’s how do we get the best players? … I had the opportunity to work for 12 weeks as a head coach this year with Ryan Grigson and Tommy Telesco, and it was a fantastic relationship. And I wouldn’t want to work in any other situation as a head coach, unless it’s that type of relationship where nobody’s got a power player [and] we’re all in this together trying to win.”
Arians has an interview scheduled with the Bears this weekend and said during the interview that he’d like to wrap the process up as quickly as possible. His familiarity with Telesco could make that easier.