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Buccaneers hire Nate Kaczor as special teams coach

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will hire Nate Kaczor as their special teams coach, according to Fox Sports' Alex Marvez, who appears to be running the hiring process himself given the amount of Tampa Bay coaching changes he's reported so far.

Kaczor was the Tennessee Titans' special teams coordinator the past three years, and didn't have a lot of success there. Football Outsiders had the Titans' special teams ranking 26th, 20th and 28th in those seasons. I hope he's learned from his mistakes there, because that's not exactly promising. Still, it's not like the Bucs have had functioning special teams in recent years so it's not like they're likely to get worse, either.

Prior to becoming the Titans' special teams coordinator in 2013 Kaczor was their assistant offensive line coach for a season. He also spent four seasons as the Jacksonville Jaguars' assistant special teams coach, after a 16-year college career that including a four-year stint as Nebraska-Kearney's offensive coordinator and two years as the co-offensive coordinator at Idaho.

On the plus side, the Bucs are making work of their coaching hires. It's just hours after announcing Koetter's hire as head coach and the Bucs have already found a new defensive coordinator, defensive line coach, linebackers coach and special teams coach.