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March 2, 2012 @ 8:30 am
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Bucs Add Special Teams Coordinator, Two More Assistants

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UPDATED: The Bucs keep adding coaches to Greg Schiano's staff, and it is believed that Tampa Bay has found its special teams coordinator in former Rutgers special teams coach Phil Galiano, in addition to finding an offensive quality control coach in Ben McDaniels, who is the younger brother of Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are nearing the completion of their coaching staff. New head coach Greg Schiano has reached out to Rutgers once again to grab two more assistant coaches, according to NewJersey.com. A Rutgers official confirmed the report.

Rutgers special teams coordinator Phil Galiano has been hired by Tampa Bay and will fill that same role with the Buccaneers. Rutgers graduate assistant Andrew Janocko, who helped out with Rutgers offense last year, has been hired to serve as the Buccaneers offensive quality control coach.

The hiring of Galiano and Janocko brings the total number of Rutgers assistants that have followed head coach Greg Schiano to Tampa Bay to six, including wide receivers coach P.J. Fleck, tight ends coach Brian Angelichio, assistant defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley and linebackers coach Bob Fraser.

According to the NJ.com report, Schiano also hired longtime Rutgers associate athletic director Kevin MacConnell to serve as his director of operations.

Columbia's website is reporting that recently hired offensive coordinator Ben McDaniels has left to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an offensive assistant. McDaniels, who is the brother of Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, will be hired as an offensive quality control coach – not as a quarterbacks coach as previously speculated.
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    Anybody hear anything about Ron Turner (Norv's brother) being hired as the new qb coach ???
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    It's my understanding that Bob Ligashesky is the buccaneers special teams coach and Phil Galiano is the asst. special teams coach.
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    Your article did not give the previous backgrounds of the Rutger's Coaches hired by Schiano. We had good special teams last year and have been spoiled in that category for many years. I am not sure a Rutger's special teams specialist is going to be as good as what we had in that category unless he had a prior proven record in the NFL. And one of the biggest needs this year is to revamp our linebacker positions. Just bringing in a Rutger's Coach at that position unless he has a prior proven track record in the NFL does just not sit well with me. He has to train the Middle Line Backer how to read NFL offenses. A Rutger''s coach may be in over his head. I hope I am wrong and the rest of you are right, but time will tell.
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    You go with what or who you know. Schiano did not have a lot of options. I think maybe Sullivan can help Freeman. He certainly won't be any worse than some of the other has beens that were hired by other teams. Give this new coaching staff a chance before you start whining.
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    I say great hires it looks like it will be a coaching staff that will bring some swagger back to the Bucs-GO BUCS
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    The Rutaneers,that's funny. All I can say is I'll take Schiano's staff over what just left.
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    kind of curious, and lazy too: what's been the hiring status of last years staff? Morris went to be DB's in Wash, correct? Lake to Boise St? Anyone else hired at the NFL level? Point is, after the last 3 years, should be used to possibly not having an NFL staff
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    I'm sorry, but bringing in ANY QB coach that really doesn't have any experience is pointless. Now if Sullivan is going to handle QB Coach responsibilities for a couple years while somebody learns...MAYBE different - MAYBE. If there's one position you can't F up, player or coaching, it's the QB spot. Don't make a mistake Bucs.
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    The only way to gain experience, is to be given a chance. So let the guy have his chance.
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    Where's the beef?
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    Don't forget Defensive Assistant, Tem Lukabu.
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    The Tampa Bay Rutganeers!
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