Bucs hire LSU’s Cooper as secondary coach

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano hired LSU defensive

backs coach Ron Cooper as secondary coach on Thursday, one of

several additions to his staff.

Cooper has coached several stars at LSU. The Tigers featured two

national award winners in Morris Claiborne (Thorpe Award) and

Tyrann Mathieu (Bednarik Award) this past season. In 2010, Patrick

Peterson won the Thorpe and Bednarik awards, and was the fifth

overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft.

The Bucs also hired Bryan Cox as front seven coach, Bob Fraser

as linebackers coach, Jeff Hafley as assistant defensive backs

coach, Tem Lukabu as defensive quality control coach and Randy

Melvin as defensive line coach.