PewterReport.com has learned the Buccaneers have added another member to their coaching staff with the hire of LSU DB coach Ron Cooper.
PewterReport.com can confirm tonight the Buccaneers have hired LSU defensive backs coach Ron Cooper to join Greg Schiano’s staff in Tampa.
Cooper does not have any NFL experience but his college coaching resume boasts stops at Notre Dame, Louisville, South Carolina, Wisconsin and Mississippi State among others, before joining the Tigers in 2009.
Cooper has produced some one the better defensive backfields in the NCAA over his three year tenure in Baton Rouge, including coaching former first round pick Patrick Peterson, and projected 2012 first-rounder Morris Claiborne, who is believed to be high on the Buccaneers wish list come April.
LSU's secondary nabbed 16 interceptions, nine fumble recoveries and 12 forced fumbles, as the Tigers led the nation in turnover margin and ranked fifth in total interceptions with 18.
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