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.