Tampa, Florida - The Buccaneers have hired Bill Sheridan as defensive coordinator. Sheridan had accepted a job on Urban Meyer's staff at Ohio State just within the last few months.
"Bill is a great teacher who brings a tremendous understanding of defensive football to the Buccaneers organization," said Head Coach Greg Schiano. "Over the last three decades, he has had the opportunity to work under some great head coaches like Bo Schembechler, Nick Saban, Lloyd Carr, and Tom Coughlin. His experience and knowledge will be a great benefit to our defensive staff."
Sheridan, a 31-year coaching veteran, has coached seven years in the NFL including five with the New York Giants as linebackers coach (2005-08) and defensive coordinator (2009) and the past two seasons as linebackers coach for the Miami Dolphins (2010-11).
Prior to joining the Giants, Sheridan had extensive coaching experience with some of the most iconic collegiate football programs, having served as linebackers coach (2002) and defensive line coach (2003-04) with the University of Michigan, safeties and special teams coach (2001) with Notre Dame and linebackers coach (1998-2000) with Michigan State University.