Buccaneers to lose QB coach Ron Turner to Florida International

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will lose their second assistant coach to a college head coaching job,

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have lost their second assistant coach of the season, as quarterbacks coach Ron Turner is set to take over as head coach at Florida International, per Brett McMurphy of ESPN. A few weeks ago, the Buccaneers lost wide receivers coach P.J. Fleck to a head coaching job at Western Michigan University. Losing two offensive assistants in one offseason is one thing, but it could get even more problematic as offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan is in the running for the head coaching job with the Chicago Bears.

This stands in stark contrast with Raheem Morris' tenure, when the team didn't lose a single coach to head coaching jobs. In fact, no coach even interviewed for a head coaching job during those three years. As I've said before: this speaks volumes about the quality of Schiano's coaching staff.

One name to really keep in mind now is that of John McNulty, who was the Arizona Cardinals' quarterbacks coach last season. Greg Schiano was interested in hiring McNulty last year, but could not get the Cardinals' permission to interview him. But as the entire Arizona offensive coaching staff was fired along with head coach Ken Whisenhunt (except for the tight ends coach ,somehow), McNulty is now on the open market and could be in line as either a receivers or quarterbacks coach for the Buccaneers. Regardless, the Bucs will now have to fill another vacancy on the coaching staff. And given the problems with Josh Freeman, it should be a good one.

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