Ex-Buc Hovan promoted to assistant strength coach
Former Bucs defensive tackle Chris Hovan, who spent the past year working with USF football as an intern on the strength and conditioning staff, has been hired as a full-time assistant strength and conditioning coach.
Hovan, 34, spent 11 seasons in the NFL from 2000-10, including starting 79 of 80 games while with the Bucs from 2005-09. He spent the 2010 season on injured reserve with the Rams, then started working with the Bulls, first as a volunteer coach. He was a first-round pick of the Vikings in 2000 after earning All-America honors at Boston College and finished his NFL career with 22 sacks.