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Report: Bucs considering Ron Turner, Bill Lazor for offensive coordinator



The Bucs were the last team to hire a head coach when they chose Rutgers' Greg Schiano and the exhaustive process has slowed their ability to complete a coaching staff.

But it appears Schiano may be getting closer to selecting an offensive coordinator, arguably the most important position on his staff.

According to Alex Marvez on, Schiano is considering Ron Turner and Bill Lazor for offensive coordinator.

Turner, who spent last season as the Colts' quarterbacks coach, had two stints as the Chicago Bears offensive coordinator and was the head coach at Illinios.

Lazor is the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Virginia and has coached QBs with the Redskins and Seahawks.

The Bucs plans for defensive coordinator is unknown, but Tampa Bay was turned down by Florida defensive coordinator Dan Quinn after interviewing over the weekend. The Bucs have been denied permission to talk to Cardinals receivers coach John McNulty and Packers tight ends coach Ben McAdoo.

It appears Schiano will bring at least four members of his Rutgers coaching staff to Tampa Bay: P.J. Fleck (receivers), Bob Fraser (linebackers), Brian Angelichio (tight ends) and Jeff Haley (defensive backs).

The possible hiring of Turner would be interesting. Former Bucs coach Tony Dungy wanted to hire Turner as offensive coordinator in 1996, but he was already in his first stint with the Bears. But Turner recommended his quarterbacks coach for the Bears at the time -- Mike Shula.






[Last modified: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 3:27pm]


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