Bucs dump O-line coach Mangurian

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fired offensive line coach Pete Mangurian.

The move, reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, doesn’t come as a total surprise. Mangurian was originally hired to work under Jeff Jagodzinski, who was ousted before the start of the 2009 season.

By making the change, it indicates that offensive coordinator Greg Olson will be able to hire his own guy. Olson replaced Jagodzinski less than two weeks before the start of the ’09 season. The Bucs offense thrived this past season with second-year quarterback Josh Freeman and a young cast, including wide receiver Mike Williams and running back LeGarrette Blount.

We’ll see what direction the Bucs head in.

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