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Bucs officially name Butch Davis special assistant to the head coach



Butch Davis is officially aboard as the Bucs special assistant to the head coach, the team announced today.

"Butch has been a close friend and mentor of mine going back to our time together at Miami. I am excited to have his extensive football background and knowledge on board," Bucs head coach Greg Schiano said in a statement. "He has had success on every level, and I know he will be a huge asset, not only to me, but to the entire Buccaneers organization."

Because of his $2.7-million settlement with the University of North Carolina, Davis cannot be a coach. In his new role, the Bucs say he will assist and advise Schiano in a wide range of football aspects.

"This as a terrific opportunity to be a part of what Coach Schiano is building in Tampa Bay," Davis said in a statement. "It is an honor to be here to help Greg and the Buccaneers in any way I can."


[Last modified: Monday, February 13, 2012 4:52pm]


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