Bucs Hire A New Offensive Line Coach

January 22nd, 2011

Well, that didn’t take long.

The corpse of the body that was Bucs offensive line coach Pete Mangurian has barely had a chance to grow cold and already Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik and coach Raheem Morris have found a replacement.

Pat Morris is the new Bucs offensive line coach, so reports Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, via the TBO Bucs Twitter feed. He previously served as the offensive line coach for the Minnesota Vikings.

Morris was long connected with former NFL coach Steve Mariucci both with San Francisco and Detroit. The 49ers had some solid offensive lines, as Morris had in Minnesota.

Now Dominik and Morris should be focused on finding a defensive line coach.

18 Responses to “Bucs Hire A New Offensive Line Coach”

  1. Joe H. Says:

    I wonder how much cash it would take to pull Sapp away from his gig. He would make a nice Defensive line coach.

  2. Capt.Tim Says:

    By all accounts, an improvement for this team

  3. tampa2ali Says:

    I hope this doesn’t backfire. I thought mangurian did an excellence job due to the circumstances.

  4. Kryq Says:

    I would much have simeon rice coaching my d line then sapp. To me he would be a better fit and mentor

  5. MVPFreeman Says:

    Dominik knows all.

  6. Gavster Says:

    Off topic: anyone watching the east/west shrine game.. im liking akeem dent MLB from georgia.

  7. Capt.Tim Says:

    Geez guys, stop with the negative! Its real normal what’s happening. This team is now considered a legitimate SuperBowl contender, with a Franchise QB. We have better coaches available now than we did. Neither of our lines played very well last year. Updating coaches is the smart move. Other area of concern is LBs. Don’t be shocked if we hire a new LB Coach. Winning teams have better options

  8. BamBamBuc Says:

    No WAY TIM…. the ship is SINKING!!! All the position coaches are running for the life boats or being forced to walk the plank! The END is near. Without all the pieces being EXACTLY the same, the puzzle will never work. Oh me, Oh my… what will we DO??? We’re gonna have to start over now. What have we done? What have we DONE????

    (the previous message was for comic relief and to relax all the uptight fans that can’t handle a few position coaching changes. Easy boys, all will be fine)

  9. Capt.Tim Says:

    Bambam- lmao. It’s like getting a big raise. You get a nicer car and house. Suddenly, prettier woman start to think you’re attractive!! Gotta trade up while ya got the winning record! The Bucs are looking like a pretty attractive to some talented coaches right about now. A 23 year old Franchise Qb! That’ll do it

  10. Pete 422 Says:

    Yes, all will be fine. This should be a fun off season, sit back and enjoy.

  11. BigMacAttack Says:

    The best part of this off season for me thus far is that the Lightning are kicking @$$ and should make the playoffs.

  12. Pete 422 Says:

    @BigMac yeah, & it’s going to come down to if our goalie can get hot at the right time or not.

    Plus with Man Ram & Damon in town, the Rays will be fun to watch. All of that & the Bucs, should be fun!

  13. Gatorbuc15 Says:

    This was a good hire. He can’t possibly do much worse than Mangurian.

  14. CreamsiclePasties Says:

    Joe said: “Now Dominik and Morris should be focused on finding a defensive line coach.”

    Don’t be surprised if the next D-line coach comes from a team left in the playoffs

    Keep in mind, there’s rumors that Lovie will be fired if they lose the NFC game…..could make Marinelli available

  15. gitarlvr Says:

    Rod Marinelli won’t be going back to being a position coach again. That ship has sailed. His defense was awesome this year. He will get another coordinator job. Or a college head coaching job or something like that. The guy just has too much HC\coordinator experience now to be relegated back to being a position coach.

  16. Tuggz Says:

    what is it with people thinking former players make good coaches? look at the history. Coaches with SB rings didn’t strap on shoulder pads, and cases like Singletary happen on the regular, even more so when they hold lower coaching positions.

    stop thinking that a good foot soldier equates to a good officer.

  17. Dave Says:


    They just extended Lovie Smith a couple years

    This apears to be done because Olsen and Mangu didn’t get along. IF that is the case, then it is a good thing to switch guys.

    Not sure about the Vikings O-Line coach though… they don’t open great holes for AP and the QBs were running for their lives all year.

    We’ll see.

    The D-Line coach definately seemed to be the better hire…. before it fell through

  18. Dave Says:


    I agree. In politics people on both sides of the aisles make WAY too big a deal over someones military opinion just because they served.
    If they were a General… fine, maybe a Colonel, otherwise, their insight is nice, but it is not the final word.

    Like Steve White for example: so many around here take what he says as this gospel truth. WHY? He might have a little better insight in to some of the schemes, but otherwise it is still opinon. He was an average-at-best D-Lineman. Nothing more. Not knocking the guy, I like him and his opinion, but just because he says something, doesn’t make it true.

    That said…….


    I agree that it does not matter if a coach played, but MANY winning coaches were players. Most were not very good players. My theory is that is why they became good coaches, they stood on the sideline taking it all in.

    Kind of like a golf swing coach… they are good enough to be a struggling player but not necessarily a great one.