Gators defensive coordinator Dan Quinn turned down an offer to join Greg Schiano's staff in Tampa Bay as the Bucs defensive coordinator according to the Gainesville Sun and PFT.com.
While most felt Butch Davis would be the defensive coordinator target of new Bucs coach Greg Schiano, the silence and non-movement speaks volumes.
Now a report from ProFootballTalk.com says University of Florida defensive coordinator Dan Quinn turned an offer down to be Tampa Bay’s defensive coordinator. Quinn has NFL experience with stints in New York, Miami and Seattle. The Buccaneers are thought to be interested in a bringing former or current NFL coaches as part of Schiano's staff.
PFT.com sourced the Gainesville Sun’s Pat Dooley in their report speculating that Quinn’s return of 10-of-11 starters may have played a role in the decision to stay in Gainesville. Dooley also report that Quinn interviewed before deciding to stay with Will Muschamp at the University of Florida.
No matter the reason, the Buccaneers may be having a difficult time attracting coaches to the new staff. Look for more Rutgers assistant to join Schiano as wide receivers coach P.J. Fleck did last Friday if more NFL experienced coaches can’t be coaxed into coming to Tampa Bay.
While there has been no officials reports there has been some speculation that Tampa Bay may be interested in some assistant coaches from the two Super Bowl participant teams, the Giants and/or Patriots.
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