Bucs finally land an offensive coordinator

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers completed the long process of finding an offensive coordinator as Mike Sullivan has been hired.

The Bucs interviewed the New York Giants quarterbacks coach and gave him the job after a difficult search that encountered several roadblocks.

We are very fortunate to add someone like Mike Sullivan to lead our offensive coaching staff," Bucs coach Greg Schiano said in a statement released by the team, according to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune. "He is a man of character and a complete football coach, who fits with the kind of football team we are building here. His work with the Giants over the past eight seasons speaks for itself.

"Mike was an integral part of that team winning two Super Bowls in the last five years and we look forward to him bringing that experience and expertise to our club."

Sullivan previously coached wide receivers for the Giants and has a military background.

The Bucs have yet to hire a defensive coordinator. According to Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network, the San Francisco 49ers denied Tampa permission to interview Ed Donatell for the position. He’s at least the third candidate the Bucs have been rebuffed in their efforts to meet.

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