The Man to Develop the QB

Next to the offensive coordinator, the Bucs hire of a quarterbacks coach is likely an important hire this off-season. On Thursday, the Bucs hired former Tennessee offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian with the task of possibly developing Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston.

Next to the offensive coordinator, the Bucs hire of a quarterbacks coach is likely an important hire this off-season. On Thursday, the Bucs hired former Tennessee offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian with the task of possibly developing Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston.

Bajakian comes to the Bucs after following head coach Butch Jones from Central Michigan to Cincinnati to Tennessee. He rejoins Lovie Smith whom he worked for from 2004-2006 in Chicago as an offensive quality control assistant.

Bajakian helped Central Michigan QB Dan LeFevour end his collegiate career with 150 touchdowns, which was then an FBS record. He also was the offensive coordinator in Cincinnati for two conference titles and developed Zach Collaros into a 6,000 yard and 50 touchdown quarterback.

The tough task now will be the development of whichever quarterback Lovie Smith and Jason Licht select with the 1st pick in 2015 NFL Draft.


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