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Report: Schiano hires Butch Davis as assistant

Posted on: February 9, 2012 7:52 pm
Edited on: February 9, 2012 7:59 pm
 
By Josh Katzowitz

Late last month, we told you that new Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano reportedly would hire former Browns coach Butch Davis. We called it a good move, because Davis, formerly at the University of Miami before moving to the NFL, could help ease Schiano’s transition from the Rutgers head coaching job to the pros.

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Now, Foxsports.com is reporting that the Buccaneers hired Davis on Thursday and named him a senior defensive assistant. The Tampa Bay Times, however, writes that the deal is not yet completed.

And what does a senior defensive assistant do? As Alex Marvez writes, “Davis will work closely with new Bucs head coach Greg Schiano and whomever the team ultimately names its defensive coordinator.” The Times also writes the new job could be more of an advisory role for Davis.

Schiano worked as Davis’ defensive coordinator at Miami, so the two obviously have a relationship.

Considering Davis was fired from the University of North Carolina last July, Schiano has provided Davis a nice landing spot to resume his coaching career.

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Since: Feb 7, 2011
Posted on: February 9, 2012 10:31 pm
 

Report: Schiano hires Butch Davis as assistant

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TalllCatherine
Since: Feb 9, 2012
Posted on: February 9, 2012 10:07 pm
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Since: Dec 15, 2008
Posted on: February 9, 2012 9:37 pm
 

Report: Schiano hires Butch Davis as assistant

At least the Bucs made an effort to get someone with NFL experience.  I think Davis brings some intangibles to the table that the Bucs currently do not have.  Let's hope they can find quality offensive and defensive coordinators to round out the staff.  It would be a shame to see Schiano strapped with ineffective assistants.




Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: February 9, 2012 9:10 pm
 

Report: Schiano hires Butch Davis as assistant

Great hire.  Davis can look the other way while players make extra money all he wants, and it won't be against the rules.  Besides, you can rest assured that the cheapest owners in the NFL, the Glazers, won't be circumventing the high end of the salary cap anytime soon.  Davis can now coach football again without being held responsible for 18-20 year-olds who are tempted by people offering gifts and give in to that temptation.  


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Since: Feb 9, 2012
Posted on: February 9, 2012 9:03 pm
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Since: Oct 24, 2008
Posted on: February 9, 2012 9:01 pm
 

Report: Schiano hires Butch Davis as assistant

Butch Davis is big time compared to the other schlubs the Buccaneers have hired to coach.  I honestly don't understand what the Glazers are thinking.  I thought they would have spent whatever money was required to land top coaching talent to help pull this team up off its arse and get a LOT better.  What a disappointing offseason.  Schiano might be a wonderful coach but how does anyone know?  He's from Rutgers and it wasn't like he exactly dominated in college ball.  Quite a leap of faith for a team that is rapidly losing its fan base.  Desperate times call for aggressive and bold measures.  What do you call this??




Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2012 8:41 pm
 

Report: Schiano hires Butch Davis as assistant

Yeah that's hilarious, hiring a coach with NFL head coaching experience as an advisor.  Coming from a fan whose team "promoted" their offensive line coach to their defensive coordinator last year.  Get back in your glass house.



Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2012 8:22 pm
 

Report: Schiano hires Butch Davis as assistant

WHO??? LMAO!!!!


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