The Indianapolis Colts have officially announced the hiring of Bruce Arians as offensive coordinator.
This is the second stint with the Colts for Arians, who coached the team's quarterbacks from 19980-2000. The 59-year-old has spent the last five seasons as the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator, and while his contract with the team was allowed to expire earlier this month, Arians said he was given no choice but the leave the team.
Before he was named offensive coordinator by head coach Mike Tomlin in 2007, Arians spent three seasons as the Steelers receivers coach. Arians was the Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator from 2001-03 and was a position coach with the New Orleans Saints (1996, tight ends) and Kansas City Chiefs (1989-92, running backs).
Arians is the first addition to first-year Colts head coach Chuck Pagano's staff.
The Colts have also hired Harold Goodwin to coach the team's offensive line and relieved tight ends coach Ricky Thomas and offensive line coach Ron Price of their duties.
Goodwin has spent the last five seasons working with the Steelers' offensive line and pro scouting department. Goodwin, whose brother Jonathan plays for the San Francisco 49ers, spent three seasons (2004-06) as an assistant offensive line coach with the Bears.