Senior Bowl week underway
Well, I'm here in frigid (for a Floridian) Mobile, Ala., where workouts for the Senior Bowl begin this afternoon. Most of the Bucs' coaching and personnel staff are here, with Jon Gruden, Bruce Allen and crew flying up on my flight to Pensacola this morning. There was no sign of quarterbacks coach Paul Hackett, however, who remains unsigned and is believed to be weighing his options, something he has done in the past. Also missing, as far as I know, is offensive assistant Aaron Kromer. One of the things on the team's agenda this week is hiring a running backs coach, assistant defensive backs coach and, quite possibly, a quarterbacks coach. In tomorrow's paper, we'll bring the details of an enlightening conversation with Monte Kiffin, who covered several topics ranging from including his contract negotiations and his future plans. He also confirmed he signed a two-year contract. If anything interesting happens when things begin heating up (hopefully literally), we'll bring you the details as soon as possible.