Thursday, January 10, 2013
Arians keen on Telesco in San Diego
By Paul Kuharsky
Bruce Arians only had one interview scheduled at the time he spoke with The Mighty 1090 in San Diego. That’s Sunday with the Chicago Bears.
But the San Diego Chargers are interested in him as well, and he discussed his interest in that job during the interview.
On if he’d be interested in coaching the Chargers:
“I would be now that Tommy’s [Telesco] there. 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.”
On why he and the Chargers haven’t set something up yet:
“I think all that’s gonna take shape. If Tommy wants to reach out and the Chargers want to reach out, we’ll listen. It’s just a timeframe — Chicago was the first ones to ask for permission. I’m going to give them the first interviews. … I have a great job in Indianapolis. It’s going to have to be a perfect fit for me to leave what we have done here, and not just to jump out to be a head coach. It’s going to have to be a perfect fit, and obviously my relationship with Tommy makes it a lot easier.”
See more or listen to the interview through Sports Radio Interviews.