The Arizona Cardinals have wasted little time looking for a new head coach after firing Ken Whisenhunt Monday.
First, President Michael Bidwill said the team would interview defensive coordinator Ray Horton, Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid.
While the team has already conducted interviews with Horton and plans to do so with McCoy in Denver this weekend, Reid will now reportedly be taking his talents to Kansas City in a drastic turn of events.
The Cardinals have since searched far and wide for a coach, and as of now they’re still looking.
Here’s a timeline of what has gone on so far.
Wednesday, January 16
The next candidate for the Arizona Cardinals head coaching job met with team officials on Wednesday night.
The latest head coaching candidate to walk through the Arizona Cardinals’ Tempe training facility is somewhat familiar with the area.
ArizonaSports.com has learned through sources that Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians will not retain Ray Horton as defensive coordinator if he indeed lands the vacant Arizona Cardinals head coaching job.
According to NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport reported the team has requested permission to speak with Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.
Tuesday, January 15
The Arizona Cardinals, appearing to have missed out on top choices Andy Reid and Mike McCoy, have apparently added another name to their list of head coaching candidates.
CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports Tuesday the San Diego Chargers, who spoke with McCoy for the first time the previous day, are about to finalize a deal with the coach.
Monday, January 14
With the Denver Broncos eliminated from the playoffs, the battle to hire offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is likely to pick up some steam.
Thursday, January 10
The Arizona Cardinals’ search for a head coach is ongoing, and Thursday the team interviewed Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden for the vacant position.
ESPN NFL insider John Clayton does not know who the next head coach of the Arizona Cardinals will be, but he believes Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy has a good shot.
Wednesday, January 9
Okay, what’s going on? There are reports saying Todd Haley is in Arizona to chat with the Cardinals as well as saying he is not interested in the job.
According to a report by NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Todd Haley is not all too interested in being the Cardinals’ head coach.
Tuesday, January 8
Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden confirmed Tuesday the Cardinals and Eagles have received permission to interview him for their head coaching jobs and indications are he’ll visit Arizona later in the week.
Monday, January 7
Gruden just completed his second season in Cincinnati — both of which ended in playoff appearances for the Bengals. Cincinnati’s offense ranked 22nd in the league in total yards in 2012 and 12th in scoring. In 2011, the Bengals offense ranked 20th in yardage and 18th in scoring.
Sunday, January 6
Add one more to the list of coaching candidates the Arizona Cardinals are interested in to fill their open vacancy: Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden.
Friday, January 4
Cardinals VP of Media Relations Mark Dalton tweeted team brass met with GM prospect Morocco Brown in Washington, D.C. on Friday and are scheduled to interview Broncos OC Mike McCoy on Saturday.
McCoy, ESPN NFL insider John Clayton told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf, is ready to be a head coach.
Despite receiving permission to interview Todd Haley, the Cardinals have not talked with him yet, according to an ESPN report.
Thursday, January 3
For a brief moment in time it appeared Andy Reid was going to be the next head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.
Then Reid interviewed with the Kansas City Chiefs, and that idea flew out the window.
The Kansas City Chiefs are on the verge of a deal to make Andy Reid their next head coach, according to league sources.
NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport confirmed Thursday through a Pittsburgh Steelers source that the Cardinals requested permission to speak to Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley about their head-coaching vacancy
Andy Reid appears unlikely to be come the Cardinals’ next coach, with a source telling The Associated Press on Thursday that Reid is in negotiations with the Chiefs to become head coach and has canceled plans to interview for other openings, including the one in Arizona.
The Arizona Cardinals have put a familiar face on their list of coaching candidates.
Multiple reports say the Cardinals have asked the Pittsburgh Steelers’ permission to interview offensive coordinator Todd Haley.
Wednesday, January 2
Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton is in the midst of the interview process to become a head coach somewhere.
Andy Reid is in his second day meeting with Chiefs officials and that process has been going well, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Reid was originally scheduled to arrive in Arizona to interview with the Cardinals on Wednesday.
Most of Tuesday afternoon was spent reading reports about Andy Reid’s likelihood of landing in the desert.
One league source said he was “95 percent” certain Reid will wind up coaching the Cardinals, and multiple sources stated that he could agree to accept the job by the end of the week.
Ray Horton laid out his plans to Michael Bidwill during a give-and-take talk, Horton said, covering everything from players and coaches to potential remodeling of the Cardinals’ Tempe facility and the type of grass used on the practice fields.
Former Eagles head coach Andy Reid has garnered quite a bit of interest around the league just a few days after being fired by Philadelphia.
Tuesday, January 1
With the coaching search reportedly centered around three candidates — former Philadelphia coach Andy Reid, Arizona defensive coordinator Ray Horton and Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy — the Cardinals media relations staff refuted reports that Reid had already been tabbed.
Former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid may be close to landing another head coaching position.
The Cardinals were one of a handful of teams to inquire about Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien’s interest in returning to the NFL as a head coach.
Recently fired Eagles coach Andy Reid is expected to end up getting the same position with the Cardinals by week’s end, CBS Sports reported.
There has been much speculation about who will take over the head coaching reins of the Arizona Cardinals. One name that has been linked frequently to the Cardinals is former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid.
Monday, December 31
The Cardinals, along with the Chicago Bears, have asked for permission to interview Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy for the vacant position.
While Ray Horton has proven himself at each of his five NFL stops (Washington Redskins, Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals), one ESPN insider isn’t so sure he’s ready for the promotion.
Just hours after the Arizona Cardinals announced that they had fired head coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves, names started surfacing for the job openings, including former head coach Andy Reid.