Florida Assistant Rebuffs Bucs’ OverturesFebruary 6th, 2012
The search through college football to add to new Bucs coach Greg Schiano’s staff continues. Schiano apparently put out bait for Florida defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, but Quinn will stay put with the Gators, per longtime Gainesville Sun Gators beat writer/columnist Pat Dooley on Twitter.
@pat_dooley: According to my sources, UF DC Dan Quinn interviewed for Tampa Bay Bucs DC but turned it down.
Joe is hoping two things here:
1) Part of the delay (?) of grabbing assistants is the Bucs and Schiano are, in a term Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik used, exercising “due diligence.”
2) The Bucs plan to interview coaches on Bill Belicheat and Tom Coughlin’s staffs.
Quinn would have been an interesting hire as he has roughly 10 years of NFL experience, mostly as a defensive line coach.