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Former Cardinals Coach Bruce Arians Interested In Replacing Gruden On "MNF"

Recently retired Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said that he is "interested in replacing Jon Gruden as the color analyst in the booth on ESPN's Monday Night Football, but he doesn't think the feelings are mutual," according to Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com. Arians said, "I'd be interested. I don't think they're interested in me. But that would be like the dream job, especially working with someone as good as Sean (McDonough). That'd be fun. That's obviously a home run." Arians has "already met with Fox and the NFL Network." He has a "second interview with Fox coming up next week and will meet with CBS in early February." Arians: "I want to be part of the game" (ESPN.com, 1/19). THE MMQB's Peter King writes Arians would be "terrific on 'Monday Night Football,' if anyone at ESPN is listening." King: "He's through coaching. He's irascible. He's highly opinionated" (SI.com, 1/22).