According to The Lantern, the student newspaper at Ohio State University, Buckeyes defensive backs coach Bill Sheridan will be named the next defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Sheridan had reportedly interviewed for the position on Wednesday/
Sheridan was hired by Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer after spending the last two seasons as the linebackers coach with the Miami Dolphins. Sheridan’s previous NFL experience came as the linebackers coach with the New York Giants from 2005-08 before he was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2009.
The Giants were tied for 13th in 2009, ranking 14th against the run and 15th against the pass, but were 32nd in the red zone and allowed 26.7 points per game, the third-most in the league.
If the report on Sheridan is true, he will be the second former Giants assistant to land a coordinator role on first-year head coach Greg Schiano’s staff. Former Giants quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan was hired as the offensive coordinator last week.
Earlier this week, Schiano hired former NFL and North Carolina head coach Butch Davis to serve as a senior defensive assistant.