With news breaking earlier in the week that the Glazers, the owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had picked up the options on both head coach Raheem Morris’ (signed through 2012 with added incentives that could pay him as much as $7 million) and general manager Mark Dominik’s contracts. The assistant coaching carousal speculation is now full bore as several Buccaneer assistant coaches contracts have expired.
Out is long time Special Teams Coordinator Rich Bisaccia, a member of the coaching staff since 2002, Bisaccia opted to take a lateral move, as he will head out west and assume the same duties with the San Diego Chargers. Taking his place in the rank and file is long time assistant, Dwayne Stukes.
Other rumored reports are, the Bucs have offered renowned defensive line coach Karl Dunbar, of the Minnesota Vikings, whose contract has expired, the same position with the Bucs as incumbent Todd Wash’s contract has expired.
Other’s are speculating that Joe Baker, who has had dreadful results, coaching two different units ( secondary & linebackers) for the Bucs over the last two seasons, could also be on his way out. There has been now mention as too who his eventual successor would be, if indeed his is jettisoned for the lack of production the units he was in charge produced on his watch.
There had been some speculation that quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt was a candidate for the vacant head coaching position at Pitt, but for now it looks as though, he will remain with the Bucs. As Pitt announced Todd Graham was hired to be Pitt’s next leading man.