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Bruce Arians hires Harold Goodwin as offensive coordinator


New Cardinals coach Bruce Arians is bringing along a Colts assistant as his offensive coordinator.

Harold Goodwin, who coached under Arians as offensive line coach in Indianapolis last year, will be the Cardinals’ offensive coordinator this season, according to multiple reports.

The “disappointing lack of diversity” that the NFL has decried in the hiring of head coaches and general managers has also extended to offensive coordinators, so the hiring of Goodwin is a step in the right direction. However, Arians indicated at his introductory press conference that he plans to call the offensive plays in Arizona, so it appears that Jim Caldwell in Baltimore and Pep Hamilton in Indianapolis will be the NFL’s only African-American offensive play callers in 2013.