- Pat Yasinskas, ESPN Staff Writer
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TAMPA, Fla. -- For the first time, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano addressed reports Friday that offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan is a candidate for the job as the head coach at Army.
Some reports said Sullivan was to interview Friday. But Schiano wasn’t shedding a lot of light on the situation.
“That’s part of the business," Schiano said. “I’m never going to comment when that stuff comes up or doesn’t come up. I will comment on the fact that when you have good coaches, as happened last year and as happened that (the media) aren’t ever made aware of because fellas tell them I’m not interested. That’s part of the business. Mike is a heck of a football coach. If that’s something that comes up and there’s something to report, I will report it. But our focus is really on the St. Louis Rams and what we have to do to win the game. I’m just going to keep it at that.’’
That’s all you can really expect from Schiano at this point. But this situation is very fluid. I think Sullivan’s candidacy is very strong, because he’s a West Point graduate and has done two stints as an Army assistant. If Sullivan were to leave, quarterbacks coach John McNulty could be a candidate to take over as offensive coordinator.