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Friday, January 18, 2013
Around the NFC West: Coaching carousel

By Mike Sando


Thursday was kind to the NFC West.

The Arizona Cardinals found their next head coach in Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.

The Seattle Seahawks moved quickly to hire Dan Quinn, their first and only choice as defensive coordinator once the team lost Gus Bradley to Jacksonville. They also were able to keep offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell once the Cardinals' coaching search went away from him.

Bradley's hiring in Jacksonville meant the St. Louis Rams could keep offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, who had interviewed for the job. It also meant the San Francisco 49ers wouldn't have to worry about losing offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who would have been a logical candidate to lead the Jaguars.

Two lingering questions persist: