Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Names surface as OC possibilities for Bucs
By Pat Yasinskas
After getting turned down in their request for permission to interview Arizona Cardinals assistant John McNulty and the Green Bay Packers' Ben McAdoo for their offensive coordinator position, it appears the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are working on some other possibilities.
Alex Marvez reports that Ron Turner and Bill Lazor are being considered for the job. Turner was the Chicago Bears' offensive coordinator from 2005 through 2009 and spent the past two seasons as an assistant with the Indianapolis Colts. Lazor currently is offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Virginia, but has worked previously as an NFL quarterbacks coach.
This hire might be the most important one new coach Greg Schiano makes because it’s critical for the Bucs to get franchise quarterback Josh Freeman and the offense back on track after a disappointing 2011 season.
Marvez also reports that Schiano will be hiring three of his former assistants from Rutgers: Bob Fraser (linebackers), Brian Angelichio (tight ends) and Jeff Haley (assistant defensive backs coach).
P.J. Fleck, another former Rutgers assistant, who had a one-day stop as Northern Illinois' offensive coordinator, reportedly already has agreed to be Tampa Bay's wide receivers coach.