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Report: Mike Sullivan to interview for Army coaching job

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The draft has been abolished for quite a while now, but the Buccaneers may still lose a member of their organization to the military. 

Kevin Gleason of the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record reports that offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan will interview for the head coaching vacancy at Army, which fired coach Rich Ellerson after losing to Navy last weekend. Sullivan will reportedly interview for the job on Friday, although there’s no indication of where the interview will take place with the Bucs heading to St. Louis this weekend. 

Sullivan is a graduate of West Point, where he played defensive back. Sullivan later spent two stints as an assistant coach at the school, so he’s certainly well versed in the program. Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com reported Wednesday that Sullivan declined to comment on interest in the job. 

The Bucs rank last in the league in yards per game and 28th in points per game as they have struggled to find any offensive consistency with either Josh Freeman or Mike Glennon at quarterback. It hasn’t helped that wide receiver Mike Williams, guard Carl Nicks and running back Doug Martin have missed most of the season with injuries, but the list of Sullivan’s selling points at the school probably shouldn’t start with the 2013 results if he wants to land the job at his alma mater.

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2 Responses to “Report: Mike Sullivan to interview for Army coaching job”
  1. justanotherdummy says: Dec 19, 2013 4:36 PM

    No need for a pro-style offense at USMA. Hire a defensive oriented HC, then go find a Paul Johnson disciple and keep the triple option.That takes advantage of what service academies have as athletes, smart kids that play tough and don’t quit. The academics are too tough there to recruit your usual Div. I students athlete. Go Navy, beat Army! But it would be nice if the Woops could at least keep it close once in awhile.

  2. bucrightoff says: Dec 19, 2013 4:36 PM

    Well that makes sense. Army usually has a terrible offense, the Bucs have a terrible offense. Good hire if they do it.

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