Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano has dipped into the college ranks for two of his most recent hires: Pitt’s offensive coordinator Bob Bostad (O-line) and Ohio State’s defensive assistant Bill Sheridan (defensive coordinator).
Now it looks like he’s plucked one more.
Rumors began circulating earlier this evening that LSU defensive backs coach Ron Cooper would be joining the Bucs, and while that still hasn’t been formally announced by either LSU or Tampa, Randy Rosetta of TigerSportsDigest tweeted tonight that he received confirmation from LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette that Cooper is in fact leaving.
Cooper had been with LSU since 2009 and previously served on staffs at South Carolina, Mississippi State and Wisconsin. What role he’ll play in the coaching staff at Tampa remains to be seen.