On Arians, Dennison and Telesco

January, 7, 2013
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An update on interviews for coaches and executives in the AFC South:

Houston offensive coordinator Rick Dennison will interview with the Chicago Bears. I understand the Bears' interest as Dennison worked with both Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall in Denver. If you are intrigued by a system like the Redskins and Texans run, there aren’t a lot of guys to hire who could bring it. But it’s dangerous to hire a coach in large part because of his connection with some of your personnel. And I’m not sure Dennison has a head coach personality/persona.

Indianapolis vice president of football operations Tom Telesco has interviewed with the San Diego Chargers for their open GM job. Indications are he’s very much in the mix. He has a great reputation.

Indianapolis offensive coordinator Bruce Arians appears to be in line to interview with the Philadelphia Eagles, the Bears, the Chargers and the Cleveland Browns. He was ill on Sunday and was in a hospital during the Colts' loss to Baltimore. Once he's recovered he's a prime candidate. How many teams have a chance to hire a guy who could win coach of the year for his interim work? Arians could be great for Cutler or Philip Rivers, quarterbacks who’ve already had some success in the league.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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