By Josh Katzowitz
With the news that Marty (Don’t Call Me Brian!) Schottenheimer has drawn the interest of the Buccaneers for their head coaching position and with the news that Brian Schottenheimer won’t return as the Jets offensive coordinator next season, it wasn’t a leap to wonder if the son was planning to join up with the father if the father got the Tampa Bay job.
In fact, as colleague Will Brinson wrote Tuesday, “jumping ship from the Jets to the Bucs would be a logical move for a coach who's already worked under his father at three different stops in his career.”
But it sounds like the Schottenheimer’s shouldn’t start planning their family reunion in Tampa just yet.
As the Tampa Bay Times aggregates, there are a few scenarios why Brian won’t be going to work for Marty.
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For two, Brian Schottenheimer recently interviewed with Nick Saban for the offensive coordinator position at the University of Alabama and seems to have a decent shot of replacing the departed Jim McElwain.
For three, it appears the son might be tired of riding on the coattails of his father (that’s not an insult, by the way. I’m just saying he’s worked on his father’s staffs quite a bit).
Besides, his tenure with the Jets did not end well (what with the terrible offense this year, the supposed mutiny attempt and the performance of Mark Sanchez), and maybe Schottenheimer figures if he returns to his father’s side, he’ll probably always be known as Marty’s kid.
If he wants to establish his own name, the 38-year-old probably needs to try a different path. Like, say, for a different team.
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