The Bucs announced on Friday that Tampa Bay’s inside linebackers coach Mike Caldwell has been named the head coach of the East-West Shrine Bowl’s East team.

The East-West Shrine Bowl, a yearly college football all-star game, gives draft-eligible college standouts a chance to showcase their abilities before NFL coaches, scouts, fans and media all while benefiting Shriners Hospital for Children. The game will be played on Saturday, Jan. 20.

Caldwell, an 11-year NFL veteran and 12-year coach at the NFL level, will be joined by a number of NFL-caliber coaches on his staff, including two familiar faces from Tampa Bay’s coaching tree this past season. Antwaan Randle El will serve as the East’s wide receivers coach while Chad Wade will serve as a strength and conditioning coach.

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  1. Nice! This will give us an inside edge on some guys who will be available in later rounds.

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  2. Usually we find some sleepers here so I always pay attention to this game. Go Bucs!

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  3. This kind of insider info always boded well for making a couple mid-late round picks solid ones. Good for them!

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  4. The game is on Saturday the 18th, not to 20th.

    I agree that having the opportunity for our coaches to get a bit closer to the players could be beneficial. Let’s hope Jason Licht and staff have figured out the type of player(s) to target. Aside from the measurable physical physical qualities; make sure they are tough, love football for the competition and not so much the $ and are football smart. The Shrine Game roster is typically made up of players with unfamiliar names who sometimes turn out to be better than their more notable counterparts. Hope we can find that hidden gem.

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  5. I see I made a couple of errors and no way to edit. Take it easy on me grammar geeks. I’m still on my first cup of coffee.

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  6. Many players have made good in the NFL after playing in the Shrine game. Hopeful we find a couple. Go Bucs

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