As the last team to hire its head coach, the Buccaneers are behind the curve on getting their coaching staff together. But head coach Greg Schiano is narrowing down his choices for his most important staff position, the offensive coordinator.
Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com reports that Ron Turner and Bill Lazor are among the candidates being considered for the offensive coordinator job, which will be a particularly important staff position for Schiano — as a coach with a defensive background — to get right.
Turner is coming off a 2011 season in which he served as the Colts’ quarterbacks coach. He has previously been the Bears’ offensive coordinator and the head coach at Illinois. Lazor is the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Virginia and has had NFL jobs coaching the quarterbacks of the Seahawks and the Redskins.
It’s been tough going for Schiano building his coaching staff, as Packers tight ends coach Ben McAdoo, Florida defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and Cardinals receivers coach John McNulty have been among the assistants Schiano wanted to bring in but couldn’t.
Schiano is expected to bring in four members of his old Rutgers coaching staff to Tampa Bay: P.J. Fleck (receivers), Bob Fraser (linebackers), Brian Angelichio (tight ends) and Jeff Haley (defensive backs).