May 3, 2018
BRUCE ARIANS JOINS CBS SPORTS AS NFL GAME ANALYST
Former Arizona Cardinals Head Coach to Join Greg Gumbel and Trent Green in Three-Man Booth
Strengthening its already deep NFL announce team, former head coach of the Arizona Cardinals Bruce Arians joins CBS Sports as a game analyst for the CBS Television Network’s coverage of THE NFL ON CBS. The announcement was made today by Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports.
Arians will team with Greg Gumbel and Trent Green to form a three-man booth in calling games for the 2018 NFL season.
“Combining his contemporary football insight, having just stepped off the sidelines, along with his personality and unique manner in which he delivers his analysis, we are confident Bruce will develop into an insightful, entertaining and informative analyst alongside Greg and Trent,” said McManus.
“I always hoped that broadcasting would be an option after I retired from coaching as a way to stay involved with this great game,” said Arians. “I am thrilled to have that opportunity with such a class organization as CBS Sports. As I begin my new career in the broadcast booth, I am excited to join Greg, Trent and Jamie and look forward to learning from them, as well as sharing my passion and knowledge for the game with the fans.”
Arians recently retired after serving as head coach the past five seasons with the Arizona Cardinals from 2013-17. Arians led the Cardinals to an 11-5 record in 2014 and was named 2014’s Associated Press Coach of the Year for the second time in his career.
Over the course of his NFL career, Arians coached some of the best quarterbacks in the game including Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Andrew Luck.
Among his other coaching career highlights, Arians served as offensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts (2012), and also interim head coach that season when head coach Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia. He guided the Colts to a 9-3 record over his tenure, which lasted from October 1 until December 24, and was named Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year for the season. He served as offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers (2004-11), and offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns (2001-03). Arians’ first job in the NFL was with the Kansas City Chiefs as the running backs coach (1989-92).
Arians began his coaching career in 1975 as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, Virginia Tech. He also held coaching positions at Mississippi State University (1978-80, 1993-95), University of Alabama (1981-82, 1997) and was one of the youngest head coaches in Division I history when Temple hired him at age 30 (1983-88). As a collegiate quarterback at Virginia Tech (1972-74), Arians was voted the team’s MVP his senior year setting the school record for most quarterback rushing touchdowns in a season with 11, two more than Michael Vick.
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