Trestman & Bevell (& Arians) Identified as Finalists for Head Coaching Job

| January 14th, 2013

His name is Marc Trestman.


Brief Description:

He is a teacher, a quiet leader, a cerebral offensive innovator…etc. He is not a field general and he won’t be the type to inspire men with a fire and brimstone approach. But he is well regarded in NFL circles and worked with Jay Cutler during pre-Combine preparation.


1981–84 University of Miami (VC/QB)
1985–86 Minnesota Vikings (RB)
1987 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (QB)
1988/1989 Cleveland Browns (QB/OC)
1990–91 Minnesota Vikings (QB)
1995–96 San Francisco 49ers (OC & QB)
1997 Detroit Lions (QB)
1998-00 Arizona Cardinals (OC & QB)
2001-2003 Oakland Raiders (QB/OC)
2004 Miami Dolphins (QB/AHC)
2005–06 North Carolina State (OC)
2008–present Montreal Alouettes (HC)

His name is Darrell Bevell


Brief Description:

Described by many as a head coach in waiting, Bevell thrived this year developing Russell Wilson and getting everything possible out of the Seahawks offense.


Westmar University (1996) – Passing game coordinator/Quarterbacks coach
Iowa State University (1997) – Graduate assistant
University of Connecticut (1998–1999) – Wide receivers coach
Green Bay Packers (2000-2002) – Offensive assistant
Green Bay Packers (2003-2005) – Quarterbacks coach
Minnesota Vikings (2006–2010) – Offensive coordinator
Seattle Seahawks (2011–present) – Offensive coordinator

His name is Bruce Arians


Brief Description:

He is one of the most well respected offensive minds in the NFL and everyone he’s ever coached think he’d make a great head coach. In 2012 Arians stepped in for the ailing Chuck Pagano and won 10 games as a head coach.


1975–1977 Virginia Tech (GA)
1978–1980  Mississippi State (RB/WR)
1981–1982 Alabama (RB)
1983–1988  Temple head coach
1989–1992  Kansas City Chiefs (RB)
1993–1995 Mississippi State (OC)
1996  New Orleans Saints (TE)
1997 Alabama (OC)
1998–2000 Indianapolis Colts (QB)
2001–2003 Cleveland Browns (OC)
2004–2006 Pittsburgh Steelers (WR)
2007–2011 Pittsburgh Steelers (OC)
2012–present Indianapolis Colts (OC/interim HC)