Buccaneers' Mike Sullivan says he never expressed interest in Boston College job

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

The Bucs offensive coordinator told reporters he was never interested in Boston College's head coaching vacancy.

Coaching carousels are turning all over the country after the end of the season and Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan's name cropped up in at least one. ESPN reported Sullivan had shown interest in Boston College's head coaching vacancy, but Sullivan denies ever thinking about leaving the Bucs. Boston College eventually settled on now former Temple Owls head coach Steve Addazio.

Sullivan said he would've talked to head coach Greg Schiano and other higher-ups within the Buccaneers organization before he ever pursued another position, but that never happened.

I'm totally focused on the task at hand, and that is getting this team, getting this offense in position where we can perform at a high level, get that consistency that we need and a win on Sunday in a huge game against Philadelphia.

There is one other Buccaneers coach attracting attention from the collegiate ranks. Former North Carolina Tar Heels and Miami Hurricanes head coach -- and current Bucs special teams coach -- Butch Davis is attracting the attention of Florida International for their head coaching position. Davis worked with current FIU athletic director Pete Garcia at Miami.

The Buccaneers are 6-6 and trail the Seattle Seahawks by one game for the final NFC playoff spot with three other teams in the conference. The Bucs face the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday with kickoff at 1:00 p.m ET.

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