Bruce Arians gave his players plenty of notice of what he was going to do with his career going forward before it made it to social media.
Just over a year since he claimed a Super Bowl victory with the organization, Arians sent out a mass text message to all of his players on the team to let them know he was retiring from head coaching and moving to front office duties.
“I wanted to let you all know, before it becomes news in a few minutes, that I have made the decision to transition from coaching into a role in the front office helping Jason (Licht) and his staff,” Arians told his team. “Todd is going to be named the new coach and I know he is going to do a great job continuing to build upon the success we have experienced together these past few seasons.”
Arians thanked his players for helping him accomplish his Super Bowl goal.
“I wanted to take a minute and thank all of you for your hard work and dedication to this team. It has been a hell of a ride coaching you guys these past three seasons,” he added. “Winning the Super Bowl a couple seasons back was the last real thing I hoped to accomplish as a head coach. That was a special season, and any of you that were here for that know just how much sacrifice and self discipline it took to accomplish that goal. We couldn’t have had this great success without each of you sacrificing and buying in to what we were trying to do here.”
Defensive coordinator Todd Bowles has since been named as the next man up to take over and received a nice contract.
“With Tom coming back, the guys we’ve been able to retain, and the new free agents we’ve added, I know this team is built for continued success,” he continued. “That’s why I know now is the time. I want Todd and the rest of your coaches to have every chance to succeed—and I know they will.”
For now, Arians will stick around as a senior football consultant.
“Now, before you start thinking this is goodbye, it isn’t,” he added. “I’ll still be around the offices and available to cuss you out when you screw things up on the practice field. I look forward to connecting with many of you in person when the offseason program starts to heat up.”WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.