Ron Turner leaves Bucs to go back to college


The Buccaneers player grumbling about his bosses who said “Can we send these coaches back to college?” is getting his wish, a little at a time.

According to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, Buccaneers quarterbacks coach Ron Turner is leaving to take the head coaching job at Florida International University.

The Bucs previously lost wide receivers coach P.J. Fleck to Western Michigan.

Of course, those two aren’t really the ones being grumbled about.

FIU previously tried to hire Bucs consultant Butch Davis, with some reports saying it was a done deal (though his buyout from UNC seemed to be a complicating factor more than anything).

Turner returns to the college game, where he spent one year at San Jose State and eight at Illinois.

The Bucs could end up replacing Turner with John McNulty, who was fired as part of Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt’s staff last week. Bucs coach Greg Schiano asked for permission to hire him as his offensive coordinator last year, but was denied. McNulty was Schiano’s OC at Rutgers.