The Arizona Cardinals confirmed Thursday night the rumors that swirled all day: Bruce Arians is the team's new head coach.
The team announced Arians met with them on Thursday and has agreed to a four-year contract with the option for a fifth.
He is expected to be introduced at a Friday press conference from the team's training facility. The time has not yet been announced.
Arians, who is 60, is currently in his second stint with the Indianapolis Colts after being named the team's offensive coordinator on Jan. 31, 2012. He also filled in as head coach while Chuck Pagano was on leave for leukemia treatment.
Some of the highlights from Arians' 2012 season in Indy:
A native of Paterson, NJ, Arians played quarterback collegiately at Virginia Tech and was voted the team's MVP as a senior in 1974.
He began his coaching career in 1975 as a graduate assistant at Virginia Tech.
Meanwhile, the San Diego Chargers chose former Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt on Thursday to serve as the team's offensive coordinator.
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