Pat Dooley of the Gainesville Sun reports that University of Florida defensive coordinator Dan Quinn recently turned down an offer regarding the same role with the Tampa Bay Bucs.
While rumors have swirled that Bucs rookie coach Greg Schiano is targeting former North Carolina head coach Butch Davis for defensive coordinator, it appears Quinn was Schiano’s first choice. The Gators are returning 10-of-11 starters on defense, and Quinn is apparently comfortable in his current position.
Quinn has NFL experience, as he coached the Seahawks’ defensive line in 2010-2011 following stops with the 49ers, Jets, and Dolphins. He is listed as both a defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at Florida.