Morris will interview candidates for QBs, WRs coach at Senior Bowl
Bucs coach Raheem Morris and general manager Mark Dominik will interview candidates at the Senior Bowl for the two remaining spots on their staff -- a quarterbacks coach and receivers coach.
"We've got a lot of guys targeted, a lot of guys to interview, things of that nature,'' Morris said from Mobile, Ala., Monday. "We'll do a couple here and a couple back home. Hopefully, it will be done pretty soon, pretty quickly...Right now, it's just quarterbacks and receivers.''
Receiver coach Richard Mann is not being retained and has interviewed for a position with the Redskins.
There could be other openings. Linebackers coach Joe Barry is a candidate for the Tennessee Volunteers defensive coordinator's position.
"I'm talking to him. Joe Barry is my guy,'' Morris said. "I just look forward to sitting down and talking to him about it.''
Tim Berbenich, the Bucs assistant receivers coach, apparently is not a candidate to coach quarterbacks.
OIffensive coordinator Greg Olson said Monday he still will have a large role in developing quarterback Josh Freeman.
Part of the difficulty hiring a position coach with NFL experience is that the Bucs -- and several other NFL teams for that matter -- don't want to offer two-year contracts with the uncertainty of the 2011 season looming as a possible lockout of players by owners.
Therefore, it's more likely the Bucs will dip into the college ranks to find their position coaches. In fact, Dominik says he embraces what amounts to a job fair for coaches at the Senior Bowl.