Report: Jeff Tedford Pact FinishedJanuary 2nd, 2014
It seems the rumors of new Bucs coach Lovie Smith wanting former college quarterback guru Jeff Tedford as his offensive coordinator are true. Joe will have more about Tedford, who Chris Mortensen of BSPN says is a done deal with the Bucs — signed sealed and delivered — tomorrow on this here site.
@mortreport: As expected, Bucs reach deal w Jeff Tedford as OC. Source: Chiefs director of personnel Chris Ballard is leading candidate as next Bucs GM
Tedford, the former Cal coach has a long history of developing quarterbacks. Good college quarterbacks who all but flamed out in the NFL, in some cases, terribly so. Joe will have the sordid list of names tomorrow in a feature about Tedford.
Now Ballard is interesting and actually his resume reads sort of like a bio of former Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik. Ballard, a former coach at Texas A&M-Kingsville, has been a long-time personel guy with the Bears and is friends with Lovie.
Ballard has only been a player personnel director for the Chiefs for less than one year and spent one year as director of pro scouting with the Bears. That would be a pretty rapid advance through the ranks of NFL front offices if he is indeed the Bucs’ next general manager.