Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 1/18/13
Ray Horton won't be back as the Cardinals' defensive coordinator. FOX Sports Arizona confirmed Friday that Horton and the team have parted ways following the hiring of new coach Bruce Arians. The 42-year-old Horton had been considered one of the frontrunners for the Cardinals' head coaching job he was the first to interview for it after overseeing the defense for the last two seasons. Local radio host Mike Jurecki and USA Today's Mike Garafolo indicated Friday that Horton was upset with the team's front office, believing he would be the hire after Mike McCoy, another candidate for the job with whom the Cardinals had requested a second interview, accepted the Chargers' coaching job instead. ESPN's Adam Schefter also tweeted Thursday night that, as of an hour after the Cardinals' announcement of hiring Arians, Horton had still not received a call from the team informing him that a decision had been made. The Cardinals finished the 2012 season 12th in yards allowed and 17th in scor...
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