Hey Bucs Nation. Sorry it has taken me a while to get back to you as I have been stationed in Seoul, South Korea where it has been hard for me to get American football, especially my Buccaneers. I had an interesting phone conversation with a friend of mine who writes for the Bleacher Report and we discussed the possibilities for the Buccaneers next head coach and he brought up an interesting name; Marc Trestman.
For those of you who are saying who, let me point you to the Montreal Alouettes, of the Canadian Football League, web page to refresh your memory of the exploits of Marc Trestman. (http://en.montrealalouettes.com/page/marc-trestman) Let me share a couple of snippets’ to whet your appetite from their home page.
"He began his coaching career in 1981 with the University of Miami while attending law school there. In 1983, after passing the Florida Bar exam, he was named the Hurricanes’ quarterbacks coach and Miami won the National Championship that year, defeating the Nebraska Cornhuskers 31-30 in the Orange Bowl."
"In 1995, he was hired by George Seifert as the San Francisco 49ers’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. In Trestman’s first season with the then-defending Super Bowl champions, the 49ers ranked first in the NFL with 457 points for, 644 pass attempts and 4,779 passing yards. They also ranked second with 391.1 total yards per game, while legendary receiver Jerry Rice set an NFL record with 1,848 yards on 122 catches, scoring 15 touchdowns along the way. Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young made the Pro Bowl after throwing for 3,200 yards and 20 touchdowns."
"In 2001, Jon Gruden brought Trestman back to California as a senior offensive assistant with the Oakland Raiders. The 2002 Raiders led the NFL in total offense with 389.8 yards per game and 279.7 passing yards per encounter. Quarterback Rich Gannon was good on 418 of his 618 passes for a completion rate of 67.6 per cent that season while registering 10 games of 300 or more passing yards, and at one point completing 21 consecutive passes in a game."
Get the picture? Granted he would definitely need to shore-up the defense, but with two Grey Cup Championships out of three tries in 7 years, why not? Your thoughts.