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Report: Florida Gators defensive coordinator Dan Quinn turned down Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Some of the secrecy surrounding Greg Schiano's staff assembly is starting to be peeled away, with a report this morning that University of Florida defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has turned down a chance to run the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defense.

Quinn, according to the Gainesville Sun, opted to remain with the Gators, who have all but one defensive starter returning this fall.

The Bucs have not offered any comment on the report or any other development regarding the hiring of assistant coaches.

Quinn has been at Florida for one season. Prior to joining the Gators, Quinn was defensive line coach for the Seahawks. He also has coached defensive lines for the Dolphins, Jets and 49ers.

Quinn is slated to earn a healthy $510,000 at UF this fall. The Bucs have a history of paying assistants less-competitive salaries than many other NFL teams, though it's unclear whether that was a factor here.

Report: Florida Gators defensive coordinator Dan Quinn turned down Tampa Bay Buccaneers 02/06/12 [Last modified: Monday, February 6, 2012 4:15pm]
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