San Diego Chargers Tentatively Scheduled to Interview Bruce Arians on Monday

Dec 16, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Indianapolis Colts interim head coach Bruce Arians coaches in the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. The Texans defeated the Colts, 29-17. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Things are moving. The GM vacancy has been filled and now it is full steam ahead on the search for the next head coach. The San Diego Chargers are tentatively scheduled to interview Indianapolis Colts Offensive Coordinator Bruce Arians on Monday, according to Adam Schefter. Arians and Tom Telesco helped turn the Colts franchise from a 2-win team to an 11-win team.

This is the first scheduled head coaching interview that we are aware of from Telesco. Arians is going to be one of the favorites to get the job, given his connection with Telesco and his recent accomplishments with the Colts. I can’t wait to see what other names we bring in for interviews.

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  • RussinSactown

    Arians working with Pagano. That could be the beginning of something really cool. Now if we can fix this line…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1672216122 Daryl Peek

    I think Mike Holmgren would be a better fit for our BOLTS as HC. Holmgren is from the Bill Walsh 49er coaching tree and has been a HC for 17 years. Of those 17 years he’s won his division 8 times, in the playoffs 12 times and led both the Packers and Seahawks to the Superbowl. He’s only had three losing seasons as a HC during those 17 years also. Holmgren has a good track record with QB’s grooming both Farve and Matt Hassleback. He also would help Mathews IMO… see Shaun Alexander, who also struggled with fumblitis but kept getting the rock. Holmgren changed the cultures of both the Packers and Seahawks during his tenure as HC. My only caution is his recent failed attempt as president of operation with the Browns.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i like Holmgren. i think that he could definitely change the culture around and make the offense work again, i just don’t know how high he would be on Tommy Telesco’s priority list. Ron Wolf aiding the process definitely helps though.

      • arnie

        I don’t agree. Holmgren would change the culture, but not for the better. He runs a complicated offensive system, and the players, depending on who was asked, played not make Mike mad. why does that mean? if a player isn’t allowed to “take a chance” even at the cost of screwing up, how can you expect him to make plays for you? Holmgren ran such a tight ship, players were always second guessing themselves.
        move on….

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1672216122 Daryl Peek

          This team needs someone who’s gonna hold all the players accountable. But to say Holmgren didn’t give player a chance to breathe? Brett Farve the wild child gun slinger was his boy. Again Alexander had fumblitis but kept getting the rock. Hassleback was inconsistant at times.

          • arnie

            Like i said “depends on who you ask”. Brett Farve was the franchise QB, so he was treated “differently”. Alexander? who else was going to run it, in seattle? It’s not like they had a choice. Hassleback, he was shoehorned into a system that he was not comfortable with. It’s always Mikes way. San Diego is not a good fit for a coach like that. that’s why he left Greenbay.

    • RussinSactown

      The question for me is how much power Mike Holmgren would want. He’s wanted more and more control of the process around him since his Green Bay days. Would a young GM, tasked with changing the culture really want to butt heads with a coach like him?

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        what if i just want to see Holmgren vs Andy Reid twice a year?

        • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

          HA!

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            for real. Ever watch animal planet when the walruses fight? Me neither, but I bet it is an epic battle!

          • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

            The only way you would be able to tell the difference is by the color of their shirts.

    • Tom Spalsbury

      Yea but it was the Browns.That says a lot.

  • Chris Hudson

    What about Hue Jackson? I like the attitude that he would bring to the team or just bring him in as OC with Zimmer as the HC and not just a play caller he has experience with the 3-4 and could give a bit of a two headed monster with him and Pagano

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      haha… you been listening to Bolts From the Blue. John is a big time advocate of him and I like what he would bring also. I mentioned him as a possible OC for Zimmer or even Lovie Smith. Would love to have him as part of the staff in any capacity. Just don’t let him touch the roster and trade off a million draft picks for a lousy qb

      • Chris Hudson

        completely agree

      • arnie

        problem. you can’t bring a coordinator in as a coordinator, unless his contract is up with that team. However no team is barred from allowing a coordinator for be interviewed to an “elevated” position. just the rules
        P.S. BftB can kiss my….

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          ha. Hue could move up though since he is only a DB coach or something like that. just realized today that Hue joined the team that he gave all them draft picks to for Carson. kinda awesome

          • arnie

            you are correct sir. i stand corrected. you could get both of them. LOL

      • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

        Exactly, Ernie. No HJ trading the first round draft picks for the next 10 years.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

    What if they hired Norv back, for a cheaper price. Like they did with Garay, and Castillo? Oh, the horror. FYI I know that’s ridiculous. I shouldn’t even joke.. Especially when Dallas is so hot on the most over-rated offensive genius in the game (Run up the middle.. There’s still a minute and a half left in the 2nd quarter…. Lmao!)

    I know he isn’t a popular choice with many, but is Chucky even taking interviews? Or, is it secret squirrel status?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Haha. Just as you wrote this, Norv is headed to Cleveland to team up with Chud on his coaching staff.

      Chucky is being picky with who he wants to coach for. Not sure if Telesco wants Chucky

      • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

        I know. What cracks me up is… how do you hire a guy to run your offense, when he couldn’t even get his offense prepared enough to put up a TD against you in the regular season (and the Browns are one of the worst teams in the NFL)? I guess I am not an offensive genius” though… hahaha!

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          hahahaha.. right! he really showed them all he has with that showing. Browns fans would kill to have Philip Rivers as their QB also!

  • blu3ny3llow

    Lovie smith coming to San Diego to interview for HC

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      nice to see us getting into the interview game. whisenhunt is also coming tomorrow. just posted about both

  • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

    Chud gets a head coaching job. So hard to argue that Arians is not qualified to be a head coach. I get like this every off season. I think it’s going to be good for the Chargers next year. I like Telesco because he didn’t say anything goofy about Rivers–said Rivers is a plus. And he did not express any need for Tebow in SD. lol. Glad the Spanos crew thought out of the box, brought this consultant in to see all their options, and went with this guy.
    There is hope, Bolts fans.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      did he really say he didnt want tebow here? i missed that one and who would even ask that question. SIGH

      • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

        No, he never said it. The not saying it is a plus. He didn’t express any need for Tebow. I am surprised that the media did not ask him about Tebow. lol I was glad to not hear Tebow in any dialogue about the Chargers because he is not the answer for SD. I was bringing it up in reference to the Jags new GM being asked and he shut the Tebow train down immediately. Telesco thinks Rivers is a plus for the Chargers (he did say that), so no room for Tebow here.

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