According to multiple reports, the Buccaneers are interested in bringing in Butch Davis to fill their defensive coordinator vacancy and/or assistant head coach position.
According to Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, new Bucs head coach Greg Schiano wants former North Carolina head coach Butch Davis as his new defensive coordinator and/or assistant head coach.
Davis was the head coach at the University of Miami when Schiano was the defensive coordinator from 1999-2000. Under Schiano, the Hurricanes defense was one the best in the NCAA, ranking fifth nationally in scoring defense in 2000.
Davis also brings NFL experience from his days as an assistant in Dallas and as head coach in Cleveland, which many think would be an asset to Schiano.
Davis was 64-43 as a coach in the college ranks and put up a 23-34 record in his time with the Browns.
On Saturday, the Arizona Cardinals blocked the Bucs from interviewing wide receivers coach John McNulty for their offensive coordinator position. McNulty coached under Schiano at Rutgers for five seasons, first as receivers coach and then as co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2006. During McNulty’s tenure as play-caller, the Scarlet Knights set school records for total offense, points scored, first downs and became the first team in NCAA history to have a 3,000-yard passer, a 2,000-yard rusher and two 1,000-yard receivers.
Sources told the TusconCitizen.com that McNulty wants to come to Tampa and is trying to work out an arrangement with the Cardinals and coach Ken Whisenhunt.
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