Marcus Arroyo will be the Buccaneers’ quarterbacks coach

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The Buccaneers have found the man they want guiding quarterback Mike Glennon into his second NFL season.

Shortly after Lovie Smith got the head coaching job in Tampa, reports indicated that Southern Miss offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo would be the team’s quarterbacks coach. Arroyo confirmed that he’s heading to Tampa to work under offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford, who was also his boss for two years at the University of California.

“It came about rather quickly after getting a call from Lovie Smith and offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford last week, inquiring about my interest in coaching in the NFL. [Smith and I] talked about football and quarterback philosophy and his plan … basics, I guess,” Arroyo said, via the Hattiesburg American.

Arroyo spent one year at Southern Miss and the job with the Buccaneers will be his first in the NFL.