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Tampa Bay Buccaneers to interview Bill Lazor and Ron Turner for Offensive Coordinator position

Finally the Tampa Bay Buccaneers get to interview some candidates for the offensive coordinator position without being blocked. According to Alex Marves of Fox Sports, the Bucs will interview Bill Lazor and Ron Turner for their offensive coordinator position. The position may be the most crucial position on the staff, as the offensive coordinator will largely be responsible for the further development of Josh Freeman.

Bill Lazor is currently the offensive coordinator at the University of Virginia and has acted as such since 2010. Before that he spent four years in the NFL as a quarterbacks coach with the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins. Lazor is relatively young and inexperienced.

Ron Turner is the exact opposite, as he has a wealth of experience - but not a lot of success. He's served as the wide receiver and quarterbacks coach for one year each in Indianapolis most recently, but he was the offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears from 1993 to 1996 and again from 2005 to 2009. From 1997 to 2004 he was the head coach at the University of Illinois, amassing a disappointing 35-37 record with just two winning seasons - though he did at least win the Big Ten once.

Meanwhile, the Buccaneers will not be hiring (former) Rutgers offensive coordinator, as he has just taken a job with the St. Louis Rams as their quarterbacks coach.