LISTEN: Todd Bowles, Jets head coach The Arizona Cardinals’ search for a new defensive coordinator is over. After Todd Bowles left to become the head coach of the New York Jets last month, the Cardinals turned to one of their own. James Bettcher, who served the last two seasons as the team’s outside linebackers coach, was tabbed by Bruce Arians to take over the defense.Bettcher is young and relatively inexperienced, so Cardinals fans didn’t have much of a reaction to the hire. Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Your browser does not support the audio element. But the man who vacated that job believes Arians picked the right guy to lead the Cardinals’ defense for years to come.“I think Bruce made a great choice. They had a few guys on that staff that could have been coordinators,” Bowles told Doug and Wolf Friday on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “You trust in Arians. (People) questioned me when I got there. You don’t question — Bruce knows what he’s doing when he’s picking guys, so I trust (the selection) completely.”Bettcher is only 36 years old and has three years of NFL coaching experience. Prior to arriving in Arizona, he served as a special instructor to the head coach in Indianapolis, where he reported to both Chuck Pagano and Arians during the course of the 2012 season.Before elevating to the professional ranks, Bettcher was a college assistant for nine years, most recently at New Hampshire.In terms of the advice Bowles would give to his successor, it’s simple.“Listen to your coaches. They’re there for a reason,” he said. “Don’t try to make every decision.” Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
January 5, 2000The riparian habitat surrounding the Agua Fria waterway which runs through Arcosanti’sproperty is a delicate one. With grant-funds from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,Arcosanti residents are participating in a Riparian Restoration Program, erectinga three-and-a-half mile barbed-wire fence around the area to keep cattle out andprotect the habitat. In this photo, Rio and Karen lug a roll of wire across thedesert to continue the fencing. Photo and text by Benjamin Ericson.
Lagardère looks set to move forward with plans to float its 20% stake in Canal Plus France, either at the end of this year or the beginning of 2013, according to local reports.The media and industrial conglomerate, which notified Canal Plus of its plans in July, is expected to publish a prospectus based on the company’s results to the end of September rather than wait for the year-end.According to Reuters, BNP Paribas and JP Morgan are advising Lagardère, while Nomura and Société Générale are advising Canal Plus majority owner Vivendi.Lagardère initially tried to launch an IPO of the stake early last year, but was forced to abort the process as a result of unfavourable market conditions in the wake of the Fukushima earthquake.