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Bucs interested in Callahan

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January

Bill Callahan, formerly head coach at Nebraska and with the Oakland Raiders, has received interest from the Bucs about joining their offensive staff.

With the contracts of nearly every offensive position coach set to expire, there's expected to be some turnover on Jon Gruden's staff.

Callahan, 51, was fired after four years at Nebraska Nov. 24 after coaching the Cornhuskers to their only losing season in 45 years.

Prior to coming to Nebraska, he was the Raiders head coach for two seasons, losing to Gruden's Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII. Callahan spent four seasons as the Raiders offensive coordinator under Gruden in Oakland.

The contracts of offensive line coach Bill Muir, receivers coach Richard Mann, running backs coach Art Valero and assistant offensive line coach Aaron Kromer are set to expire Feb. 1.

It's likely Callahan would coach the offensive line and/or be named offensive coordinator, a title Muir has held for six seasons under Gruden.

Agent Gary O'Hagan had no comment on the Bucs' possible interest in Callahan.

"He hasn't formally been offered anything,'' O'Hagan said Monday. "He's friends with some of the people in the organization.

"It doesn't make sense for me to comment.''

But unless Callahan gets a better offer to be an offensive coordinator with another team, look for him to be reunited with Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen very soon.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:55pm]

    

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