Schiano close to completing staff

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Alex Marvez

Alex Marvez is a Senior NFL Writer for He has covered the NFL for the past 18 seasons as a beat writer and is the former president of the Pro Football Writers of America. He also is a frequent host on Sirius XM NFL Radio.


New Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano is moving closer to completing his coaching staff.

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A source told that Ron Turner and Bill Lazor are among the candidates being considered at offensive coordinator. Schiano also will be adding three of his former staff members at Rutgers University — Bob Fraser (linebackers), Brian Angelichio (tight ends) and Jeff Haley (assistant defensive backs coach).

Turner, who was Chicago’s offensive coordinator from 2005 to 2009, was with Indianapolis the past two seasons. He was the Colts' quarterbacks coach in 2011 after serving as wide receivers coach the previous year.

Lazor is the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Virginia. He had spent 2001-09 as an NFL assistant, most recently coaching quarterbacks for Seattle (2008-09) and Washington (2006-07).

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Schiano was blocked by Green Bay from interviewing Packers tight ends coach Ben McAdoo for Tampa Bay’s offensive coordinator vacancy, according to multiple reports.

Fraser was Schiano’s defensive coordinator the past three seasons at Rutgers. Schiano must still name a defensive coordinator in Tampa. University of Florida defensive coordinator Dan Quinn reportedly declined a chance to interview for the position Monday.

A source said that Frank Cignetti, who was Schiano’s quarterbacks coach at Rutgers last season, has taken the same position with the St. Louis Rams.

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