Tremendous Bowl-winning head coach Bruce Arians will not be on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sidelines subsequent season, retiring from teaching and taking a place within the group’s entrance workplace, the group introduced Wednesday night time.
Defensive coordinator Todd Bowles has been named as Arians’ successor.
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Why would Arians select to retire now?
“With the group in most likely the perfect form it’s been in its historical past, with Tom Brady coming again … I’d reasonably see Todd in place to achieve success and never need to take some [crappy] job,” he advised NBC Sports activities’ Peter King. “I’m most likely retiring subsequent yr anyway, in February. So, I management the narrative proper now.”
Brady deciding to return to quarterback the group one other season could have finally moved up Arians’ timeline.
“I assumed actually onerous about going out on prime. Then it was like, nah, let’s go for 2,” he stated. “(Final season) was a grind with all of the accidents however nonetheless profitable and attending to the place we bought. Instantly after, two to 3 weeks afterwards (I assumed) … if I stop, my coaches get fired. I couldn’t do it then.
“Tom was sort of the important thing. When Tom determined to return again … and all of those guys again now, it’s the proper timing for me simply to enter the entrance workplace and nonetheless have the relationships that I really like.”
His new function with the Bucs can be as a Senior Soccer Marketing consultant.
Arians, 69, is a two-time NFL coach of the yr and has an 80-48-1 file in 5 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals and three with the Buccaneers. A kind of coach of yr awards got here in 2012, when took over the Indianapolis Colts for 12 video games on an interim foundation as Chuck Pagano underwent remedy for leukemia.