The Bucs have been having a hard time hiring key assistants for new coach Greg Schiano’s staff. They’ve finally landed one of the men Schiano coveted.
Peter King of SI.com reported last month that Schiano wanted to hire Butch Davis, either to be the team’s defensive coordinator or to be an assistant head coach. Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com now reports that Schiano has hired Davis.
Per Marvez, Davis will be the team’s senior defensive assistant.
Davis was defensive line coach for the 1992 Cowboys and defensive coordinator for the 1993 edition of the team. Both won the Super Bowl.
He thereafter spent six seasons as head coach at the University of Miami, before jumping to the Cleveland Browns. Fired after four seasons in Cleveland, Davis resurfaced in Chapel Hill. He was out of coaching in 2011.
In 1999 and 2000, Schiano worked for Davis at Miami, as the team’s defensive coordinator.