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Report: Sherman, Chud getting 2nd Bucs interview

Posted on: January 25, 2012 9:43 am
Edited on: January 25, 2012 10:41 am
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By Will Brinson

Only two head-coaching vacancies remain: the Colts and the Buccaneers. Indy got a late start on their search so it's not surprising Jim Irsay's still looking. But things are getting a little weird for the Bucs, who whiffed on landing Chip Kelly from Oregon.

They're now backpeddling and are reportedly focusing in on former Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman and Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski.

The Tampa Bay Times Stephen F. Holder wrote on Wednesday that barring another mystery candidate like Kelly emerging, it looked like a "one-horse race" for the Bucs gig with Sherman the only pony on the track. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Sherman will interview for the second time with the Bucs on Wednesday.

However, Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer writes that according to the "buzz around Mobile" at the Senior Bowl, Chudzinski is also getting a second look with the Buccaneers. (Chud is in Mobile along with the Panthers coaching staff, but not talking to anyone.)

Panthers head coach Ron Rivera is, and he sounds like he'd like the Bucs to wrap up their search already.

"We've heard nothing. Hopefully, we'll hear something by the end of the week," Rivera said, per Person. "We do know, from what I hear, they've brought in somebody for a second interview. So we'll see what happens."

The Bucs waiting until Wednesday to regroup and start interviewing candidates for the second time shows pretty clearly that they were all-in on Kelly, in case that wasn't obvious by what happened on Sunday evening.

Sherman, Chud Marty Schottenheimer, Wade Phillips, Brad Childress, and Mike Zimmer were the only known candidates for the job in Tampa Bay. (Phillips withdrew his name from consideration.)

Earlier Wednesday, Sherman was the only guy with a second interview coming and appeared to be the proverbial leader in the clubhouse. But it might have been just the end of the (also proverbial) third round.

Chud's now getting a second look and Chilly, Schottey or, um, Zimmy could all end up getting a second look too.

Or another shocking name could emerge out of nowhere; given how off the radar the Glazers and Mark Dominik kept Kelly's name until the last minute, it wouldn't be that surprising.

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tomebrady08
Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: January 25, 2012 9:07 pm
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Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: January 25, 2012 8:17 pm
 

Report: Sherman, Chud getting 2nd Bucs interview

Looks like Mike Sherman is coming back to the NFL as a head coach.



Since: May 20, 2008
Posted on: January 25, 2012 4:39 pm
 

Report: Sherman, Chud getting 2nd Bucs interview

Wait, what? They still need to go thru the fantasy black coach thing right? 2012 gotta love paying for what your great-great-great grandfathers did. Andrew Jackson fought roosters' inside the WhiteHouse. Eat chicken=that's racist!



Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: January 25, 2012 4:14 pm
 

Report: Sherman, Chud getting 2nd Bucs interview

good to see the Bucs are thinking about the 2013 NFL draft ....they will no doubt be picking first in that draft



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2012 3:28 pm
 

Report: Sherman, Chud getting 2nd Bucs interview

GUT,
haha, nice one!  And I sympathize with you.  Gruden is the worst thing ever.  I hope none of the coaches decide on the job.  Both sherman and chud should interview and then say no thanks, I don't want to be your 2nd or 3rd choice and then all the other candidates turn them down too.  The glazers will have to get Man U's head coach to fill in the position and honestly, they can't be any worst, right?  Right?!?



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: January 25, 2012 12:01 pm
 

Report: Sherman, Chud getting 2nd Bucs interview

I wish they would hire anybody but Chud, I just want to see him go one more year developing Cam with the Panthers. Come on Chuds, stay with the cats for one more year!



Since: Mar 26, 2009
Posted on: January 25, 2012 11:53 am
 

Report: Sherman, Chud getting 2nd Bucs interview

 Bucs should bring back Jon Gruden. That would get him off TV , and I could watch Monday Night Football with sound again.



Since: Jan 24, 2012
Posted on: January 25, 2012 11:45 am
 

Report: Sherman, Chud getting 2nd Bucs interview

I love how there could always, possibly be another "mystery candidate"...kind of like the mystery team bidding on a Free Agent...Prince Fielder will be the bucs new head coach.



Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2012 11:43 am
 

Report: Sherman, Chud getting 2nd Bucs interview

I agree.  Chud and Zimmer should be the ones getting 2nd interviews.

I would love if they could bring them in as OC and DC and one as HC and the other can be slapped with an Assitant HC label as well.



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: January 25, 2012 10:01 am
 

Report: Mike Sherman getting 2nd Bucs interview

Someone needs to give Mike Zimmer a shot. He won't disappoint!



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