The Buccaneers are moving quickly to line up a staff.
Of course, head coach Lovie Smith had part of it in pocket when he interviewed, which makes it easier.
The Buccaneers officially announced the hiring of Jeff Tedford as offensive coordinator this morning.
“We are very fortunate to have Jeff as our offensive coordinator,” Smith said in a statement. “I have a great deal of respect for the job Jeff did at Cal for more than a decade and I believe he will be a great fit for what we are attempting to do in Tampa. Jeff has a successful and proven track record as a teacher and developer of young talent and I know our players, and the organization as a whole, will benefit from his experience.”
Tedford gets a lot of credit for developing Aaron Rodgers at Cal, but he’s also worked with numerous styles of quarterbacks, having success at the college level with guys as diverse as Trent Dilfer and Akili Smith.
The Bucs are also expected to add former Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier as defensive coordinator, giving Smith a solid beginning to his new job.