LaRon Byrd Ready For New Coach

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Before the news broke that Bruce Arians would be the Cardinals next head coach, LaRon Byrd’s phone buzzed.

It was Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne, a fellow former Miami Hurricane, giving Byrd a hard time for stealing his former offensive coordinator and interim head coach.

“You’re going to love him,” Wayne texted Byrd. “He’s a great coach and he knows what he’s doing.”

With the news official by time players arrived in the locker room for treatment Friday morning, the Cardinals were expressing their excitement about having Arians as their new coach through Twitter, the Internet and in person.

“I think everybody’s excited,” quarterback Ryan Lindley said. “Obviously, the next step is getting back in the facility and getting with him and see what’s going on.”

Although Arians’ background was relatively unknown to most of the team save for him helping Pittsburgh win two Super Bowls, the Cardinals were keenly aware of the quick success he had with a young roster in Indianapolis.

And they’re expecting nothing less this season.

“It’s good because I’m a young guy so hopefully everything plays out,” said Byrd, who will be entering his second season. “It’s a new look. It’s a new year. It’s time to start fresh. We have a new face of the organization now, we just got to work for him.”

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