NEW YORK - DECEMBER 30: Rutgers Scarlet Knights head coach Greg Schiano waits to take the field against the Iowa State Cyclones in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on December 30, 2011 in the Bronx Borough of New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Buccaneers Hire Greg Schiano As Head Coach

Tampa Bay introduced new coach Greg Schiano in a news conference Friday.

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Buccaneers Coaching Staff Search: Greg Schiano Eyes John Shoop For Offensive Coordinator

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano is trying to quickly fill his coaching staff, and rumor has it he's targeting North Carolina offensive coordinator and former Tampa Bay quarterbacks coach John Shoop for the same job in Tampa.

"Shoop was Tampa Bay’s quarterbacks coach in 2004 before joining the Oakland Raiders in the same role the following season," writes's Alex Marvez. "Shoop, who was the Chicago Bears' offensive coordinator from 2001-03, ran the University of North Carolina’s offense the past five seasons."

On Monday, Schiano interviewed Rob Turner and Bill Lazor for the position, however, Lazor decided to stay the offensive coordinator at the University of Virginia.

Last week, Schiano asked permission to speak with Green Bay tight ends coach Ben McAdoo and Arizona wide receivers coach John McNulty but was denied.

Whoever is hired for the job will join Jimmy Raye II, who was signed to be the senior offensive assistant, as one of Tampa's offensive coaches.

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Buccaneers Coaching Staff Search: Ron Turner, Bill Lazor Finalists For Offensive Coordinator Job

Indianapolis quarterbacks coach Ron Turner and University of Virginia offensive coordinator Bill Lazor are the two finalist to fill the offensive coordinator position on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff, says Alex Marvez of Tuesday.

"Turner, who was Chicago’s offensive coordinator from 2005 to 2009, was with Indianapolis the past two seasons. He was the Colts' quarterbacks coach in 2011 after serving as wide receivers coach the previous year.

"Lazor is the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Virginia. He had spent 2001-09 as an NFL assistant, most recently coaching quarterbacks for Seattle (2008-09) and Washington (2006-07)."

Meanwhile, Pro Football Talk's Michael David Smith says that:

"Schiano is expected to bring in four members of his old Rutgers coaching staff to Tampa Bay: P.J. Fleck (receivers), Bob Fraser (linebackers), Brian Angelichio (tight ends) and Jeff Haley (defensive backs)."

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Buccaneers Coaching Staff Search: Florida's Dan Quinn Turns Down Job, According To Sources

Newly hired Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano is trying to put together a coaching staff, and it seems to be tougher than some would expect. According to a source of's Pat Dooley, Schiano offered a job to current Florida Gators defensive coordinator Dan Quinn but he turned it down Monday.

Earlier on Monday, it was rumored that Quinn, who has been an NFL assistant for the San Fransisco 49ers, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants and Seattle Seahawks, was interview for the Bucs' defensive coordinator job. However, it seems that Quinn likes where he's at or the Bucs' didn't offer him enough money to leave Gainesville.

Last Monday, there was rumors that Schiano was trying to get his former boss, Butch Davis, to join his staff in some capacity, however, no more news or rumors has serviced about that being the case.

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Greg Schiano: He's the Right Fit for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Why is Greg Schiano the right fit in Tampa Bay? SB Nation Tampa Bay's JC De La Torre tells you.


Coach Greg Schiano, Buccaneers Agree On Five-Year Contract, According To Report

More: What do you think of the hire?

Greg Schiano has signed a five-year contract to coach the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN. Schiano replaces Raheem Morris, whose tenure in Tampa Bay lasted three seasons. The Bucs fired Morris after his squad closed the 2011 season on a 10-game losing streak and in last place in the NFC South.

Schiano becomes the ninth coach in Buccaneers history, and does so coming off an enormously successful season with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. He led Rutgers to a 9-4 record and a Pinstripe Bowl victory. All told, Schiano's college coaching record stands at 68-67 (.504), but in the last seven seasons, it's 56-33 (.629).

More: Everything you need to know about Greg Schiano

Tampa Bay won't be Schiano's first NFL stop, as he spent time with the Chicago Bears from 1996-98. In his first two seasons with the Bears, he was a defensive assistant, but he earned a promotion to defensive backs coach in his final season in the Windy City.

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Buccaneers Coaching Search: Per Adam Schefter, Bucs Finalize Contract with Greg Schiano

ESPN Insider Adam Schefter is reporting that the deal is done. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired former Rutgers coach Greg Schiano as their new Head Coach.

Adam Schefter
Now official: After finalizing a five-year deal, the Buccaneers officially have hired Greg Schiano as their next head coach.
7 minutes ago via WhoSay

We’ll have more on this story as it develops throughout the day.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coaching Search: Chip Flop is a Blessing, Not an Embarrassment

While fans and local media pile on the Glazers, SB Nation Tampa Bay's JC De La Torre says Bucs fans should be happy about the Chip Flop.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coaching Search: Chip Kelly's Heart was With College Football and Oregon

More: Fan reaction to Kelly's change of heart

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers thought they found their man but in the end, Oregon coach Chip Kelly elected to remain with the University instead of jumping to the NFL and becoming the next head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

“His heart is with college football and Oregon and he’s no longer being considered,’’ Bucs general manager Mark Dominik told the Tampa Bay Times on Monday.

According to several reports, Kelly secretly met with the Glazers, owners of the Bucs and Tampa Bay GM Mark Dominik last week. Sunday night, the news broke that Kelly and the team were finalizing the agreement.

According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, financial considerations were not the reason for Kelly’s change of heart.

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Multiple Reports: Chip Kelly Has Change of Heart, Will Not Coach Buccaneers

Oregon Head Coach Chip Kelly has pulled a “Bill Parcells” on the Glazer Boys. After agreeing to become the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last night, Kelly apparently has had a change of heart and has decided to stay with the University of Oregon according to published reports.

According to Pewter, Kelly is no longer a candidate for the job.

The Oregon-Register Guard reported that a highly placed source with the University of Oregon stated that Kelly had agreed to become the Buccaneers head coach but has “reversed course” and turned down the job.

The Bucs coaching search is on-going but Bucs fans should probably take heart that the Glazers made a strong push at a high profile coach that would have commanded a hefty salary to leave Oregon.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coaching Search: Glazers Are Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel

Have Joel and Bryan Glazer lost their minds? Marty Schottenheimer, Mike Sherman, Brad Childress and Wade Phillips are in the running for the Bucs' job? Really?


Glazer Speaks on Raheem Morris, Future of the Bucs

It was a very interesting press conference for the Glazers (specifically Joel) who faced the music of the Tampa Bay press following the dismissal of Head Coach Raheem Morris.

Some of the interesting caveats from the presser:

“Everyone in the organization bears the responsibility for losing. The Owners, the Coach, the players. We’re all shoulder responsibility.”

Translation: Mark Dominik, you’re on notice.

“We have told the NFL we don’t want to participate in the London game for the forseeable future.”

It appears the Glazers are dedicated to rebuilding the fanbase here in Tampa.

“It will be an exhaustive search.”

Hopefully, it won’t be a repeat of Joel and Bryan’s Magical Mystery tour in 2002. It appears Mark Dominik will spearhead the search.

“We will not pigeon hole with specific parameters for the new coach.”

Leaves the door open for coordinators, position coaches and college coaches.

“We will spend money in free agency. We’ve never lost a player we wanted to re-sign because of money. We will spend to win. It’s all about winning.”

I think I speak for most when I say, proof is in the pudding, Joel. Put the money where your mouth is.

“We don’t like losing. No one hates losing more than us.”

That’s good to know. Now show us.

Dominik says, “I definitely take responsibility for the season.”

As you should, Mark. You overvalued the young talent and spurned one of the most lucrative free agent classes in NFL history. It’s led to this fiasco.

We’ll have more as it develops.

Stay tuned to SB Nation Tampa Bay and our sister site, for the latest developments on the Bucs coaching search.

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