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Greg Schiano interested in Butch Davis as defensive coordinator per report

While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers must find a good offensive coordinator to succeed, finding the right defensive coordinator is imperative as well. According to Peter King of Sports Illustrated the Bucs may find that person in the form of former Miami, Cleveland Browns and North Carolina head coach Butch Davis.

Butch Davis was the head coach at the University of Miami when Greg Schiano acted as its defensive coordinator in 1999 and 2000, explaining the connection between the two coaches. Davis is best known as ahead coach, acting as the Cleveland Browns' head coach from 2001 through 2004 and North Carolina's head coach from 2007 through 2010. While his college teams were renowned for tough defenses, his Cleveland defense was pretty awful throughout his tenure.

He does have experience as a defensive coordinator at the NFL level, however, coaching the Dallas Cowboys' defense in 1993 and 1994 after being the defensive line coach in Dallas from 1989 to 1992. Those defenses were some of the best in the NFL, so he does know how to put together a good NFL defense. In addition his experience as a head coach at the NFL level should help Schiano at his new job.