Tampa Bay Buccaneers hire Bob Bostad away from Pittsburgh Panthers to become offensive line coach

Published Feb. 19, 2012

TAMPA — Bucs coach Greg Schiano has convinced a third assistant coach to leave college only months after taking a new job.

Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Bob Bostad, who joined the Panthers coaching staff in January, has been hired by the Bucs as their offensive line coach, the Tampa Bay Times confirmed Saturday.

Bostad, 45, spent the last six seasons at Wisconsin coaching tight ends, offensive line and serving as the run game coordinator.

Bostad is at least the third assistant coach to leave a college program shortly after being hired to join the Bucs.

Defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan, who was hired by the Bucs on Friday, left Ohio State only a few months after being hired by coach Urban Meyer as a defensive assistant. Receivers coach P.J. Fleck, who had agreed to become the offensive coordinator at Northern Illinois, left that job after one day to join the Bucs.

Bostad will work closely with Bucs offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan, the former Giants quarterbacks coach who was introduced last week.