The Buccaneers tried to hire John McNulty a year ago, but the Cardinals blocked their request to interview him for their offensive coordinator job.
Now that he’s available, he gets to join them in a lesser role.
Bucs GM Mark Dominik said Friday McNulty was joining the team as quarterbacks coach, and that he’ll work alongside offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan. McNulty had previously worked with Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano at Rutgers.
“It’s an exciting hire for our coaching staff,’’ Dominik said, via Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com. “He has a lot of respect in coaching circles. Coach Schiano knows him personally. He’ll work closely with Mike Sullivan and [quarterback] Josh Freeman. He’s another great mind to work with our offense. He’s been a quarterbacks coach before, he’s been a receivers coach before and he’s called plays before. He’s a well-rounded offensive mind.’’
Dominik also said that a report that defensive line coach Randy Melvin had been fired were inaccurate.
“Randy Melvin is our defensive line coach,’’ Dominik said. “He has never been fired or terminated from his contract. He’s handled this extremely well. Randy Melvin is our defensive line coach for 2013.’’
The Bucs still need to hire a receivers coach and a defensive backs coach.