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Report: Tampa Bay Buccaneers interviewing North Carolina offensive coordinator John Shoop

Published Feb. 8, 2012

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers reportedly are interviewing University of North Carolina offensive coordinator John Shoop for the same position on their staff.

On Tuesday, news came that University of Virginia offensive coordinator Bill Lazor was being considered, but a report out of Virginia this morning indicated that Lazor will remain at UVA. It's unclear whether he interviewed or was offered the job.

Colts quarterbacks Ron Turner presumably is still in the mix.

Shoop is a one-time Bucs quarterbacks coach under Jon Gruden and has worked on other NFL staffs before his current five-year stint at UNC.

Shoop runs a pro-style offense with the Tar Heels and is an original member of Butch Davis' UNC staff. Davis, fired by the Tar Heels last year, was reportedly being considered for defensive coordinator. That job was offered to Florida's Dan Quinn earlier this week, but Quinn declined.

Shoop's NFL-level coordinator experience includes a stint with the Raiders in 2006 under Art Shell. Oakland finished 2-14 and Shell and his staff were fired after the season. He also was offensive coordinator for the Bears from 2001 to 2003.


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