25 Facts About Bruce Arians

1. Bruce Arians spent his childhood in his own birth place and grew up.

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2. Bruce Arians is blessed with a happily married and family life.

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3. Bruce Arians has had a lengthy career in the National Football League.

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4. Bruce Arians was born on October 3, 1952, in Paterson, New Jersey.

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5. Bruce Arians is a retired American football coach and player.

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6. Bruce Arians helped three Pittsburgh teams make the Super Bowl and ended up with two rings.

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7. Bruce Arians has worked with many excellent coaches through the years, they have combined to find success at multiple NFL stops, and he has brought a group of them together to do it again.

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8. Bruce Arians won the first of his two Associated Press Coach of the Year awards after guiding the Colts to the playoffs, and that success helped launch him to his own gig in Arizona.

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9. In 2012, Bruce Arians went from the Steelers back to the Indianapolis Colts, where he was supposed to serve as the offensive coordinator but soon found himself as the interim head coach while Chuck Pagano was undergoing treatment for leukemia.

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10. At the aforementioned press conference, Bruce Arians expressed his belief that the 2019 Buccaneers, with their current array of roster talent, are closer to winning than the squad he took over in Arizona in 2013.

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11. Bruce Arians moved him behind Todd McNair, who is the Bucs running backs coach, and then eventually moved Armstrong to fullback and special teams his senior year.

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12. On January 8, 2019, Bruce Arians agreed to terms on a 4-year contract to come out of retirement and became the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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13. Bruce Arians spent one season as the tight ends coach of the New Orleans Saints in 1996.

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14. Bruce Arians was the first white player to share a dorm room with a black player in VT history.

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15. Bruce Arians is known for his trademark slogan "No risk-it, no biscuit", which encourages aggressive play and risk-taking.

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16. Bruce Arians coached at the college level, serving as head coach at Temple and as an assistant at Mississippi State and Alabama.

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17. Bruce Arians was the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals from 2013 to 2017, and served as offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts.

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18. Bruce Arians is known to have his quirks, but this one takes the cake.

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19. Bruce Arians is suffering from bronchitis and is taking the weekend off, so he will be absent from the booth with Green and Gumbel.

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20. Bruce Arians has moved to the broadcast booth this season, and he was calling Sunday's Chiefs-Cardinals game at Arrowhead Stadium with Greg Gumbel and former Chiefs.

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21. Bruce Arians had a small cancerous spot removed from his kidney in 2016.

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22. Bruce Arians was named the 2012 AP Coach of the Year, making him the first interim head coach to win the award.

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23. On January 28, 2012, Bruce Arians agreed to become the offensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts, replacing Clyde Christensen.

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24. Bruce Arians began his coaching career in 1975 as a graduate assistant at Virginia Tech.

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25. Bruce Arians held the Virginia Tech school record for most QB rushing touchdowns in a season with 11, two more than Michael Vick.

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