Bruce Arians 'happy' with his book that was seven years in the making

From ESPN - July 17, 2017

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The idea for Bruce Arians book, The Quarterback Whisperer, was hatched long before he was the Arizona Cardinals' head coach. And before he was the Indianapolis Colts' offensive coordinator. And before he was fired by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Seven years ago, Arians longtime friend Mike Fetchko, whom Arians met while coaching at Temple in the 1980s, suggested the idea for a book as a way for Arians to compile a career's worth of stories in one place.

And that was before Arians was re-fired by the Steelers in early 2012, hired by the Colts soon after, took over as Indianapolis' interim head coach while Chuck Pagano was treated for leukemia during the 2012 season and hired by the Cardinals for his first head-coaching job at age 60 in 2013.

Hes been after me, bugging me for like seven years, Arians said of Fetchko.

Then, two years ago, the book was put into motion when Arians met author Lars Anderson. Together they wrote The Quarterback Whisperer: How to Build an Elite NFL Quarterback over a bevy of conversations and cocktails. Arians called the process of writing his first book an easy collaboration, once I got to know him.

Arians has read the final product twice, he told ESPN. And hes satisfied with how it turned out.

Im happy with it, Arians said. Yeah, Im happy with it. Theres a lot of stories that couldve been put in. We couldnt get them all in, especially a bunch of the Temple stories.

Maybe another time.


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