The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ search for a replacement for recently fired offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich picked up stream Tuesday.
Per Rick Stroud of The Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers will interview Jaguars’ passing game coordinator Jim Bob Cooter and Broncos’ passing game coordinator Klint Kubiak for their offensive coordinator position. As Stroud reported, Texans’ offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton declined to interview for the position.
Bucs will interview Broncos passing game coordinator Klint Kubiak and Jaguars passing game coordinator Jim Bob Cooter for their offensive coordinator job. Cooter will interview Thursday. The Bucs asked to interview Texans offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton, but he declined.
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) January 24, 2023
#Bucs are interviewing former Bucs WR Keenan McCardell for the role of offensive coordinator. McCardell is the Vikings WRs coach.@PewterReport can also confirm the OC interviews for Jags pass game coord. Jim Bob Cooter and Broncos pass game coord. Klint Kubiak.
— PewterReport (@PewterReport) January 24, 2023
Yes, this list is less than impressive. With arguably the best candidate in this report refusing the interview, the search to replace Byron Leftwich is off to a rocky start.