Alstott, Sapp among ex-Bucs coaching in Shrine Game
The East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg is five weeks off, and this year's coaching staff has a decidedly Bucs flavor, with a handful of former players and assistants on board for the Jan. 23 game at Tropicana Field.
Former Notre Dame coach and Patriots assistant Charlie Weis is the East head coach, and his staff includes running backs coach Mike Alstott, added this fall to the Bucs Ring of Honor, Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp as defensive line coach and Dave Moore, now part of the Bucs' radio broadcast, as tight ends coach. Bill Muir, the offensive line coach on the Bucs' 2002 Super Bowl championship squad, will coach the offensive line for the East.
Brady Quinn, who played quarterback for Weis at Notre Dame and in the NFL, will coach the East quarterbacks, and Troy Brown, whose 15-year career with the Patriots overlapped with Weis' time there, will coach the receivers. Former Pro Bowl cornerback Sam Madison will coach the corners, and longtime Colts assistant Mike Murphy will be the defensive coordinator.
Former Falcons coach June Jones will coach the West team, with another former Falcons coach on his staff in Jerry Glanville, and former NFL players Tim Krumrie and Steve Broussard.