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Bucs Still Searching For A Few Good Assistants

by Roland Johnson on February 17, 2012

Bucs courting Sheridan to run the defense

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have yet to fill out Head Coach Greg Schiano’s coaching staff and are in the process of conducting interviews for Defensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks coach, Offensive Line coach, Special Teams coach and Running backs coach.

According to FootballScoop.com Schiano offered the Bucs vacant defensive coordinator job to Dolphins special teams’ coordinator Darren Rizzi (a former Rutgers assistant, under Schiano) but the Dolphins wouldn’t allow Rizzi out of his contract. Further, the curators of FootballScoop.com are now hearing through their vast network of sources and corroborated by the Coachingsearch.com that Schiano, is interviewing current Ohio State assistant Bill Sheridan who just recently accepted a position on Urban Meyers staff at Ohio State to become the Bucs defensive coordinator. Sheridan spent the past two seasons coaching linebackers for the Dolphins; prior to his stint with the Dolphins he was the defensive coordinator for the New York Giants.

Both Football Scoop and Coaching Search are reporting that Schiano and Mike Sullivan are considering a number of college coaches for the vacant offensive line job in Tampa. Alabama offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland, whom both Football Scoop and Coaching Search previously reported that the Bucs have either interviewed or talked to are now reporting that Stoutland has decided not to interview – plans to stay at Alabama.

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