Bucs tap Olson as QBs coach

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Thursday that Greg Olson will take over as quarterbacks coach.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have named Greg Olson as quarterbacks coach.

Olson is a veteran of six years in the NFL, including the last two seasons as Offensive Coordinator with the St. Louis Rams (2006-07). Olson originally entered the league in 2001 with the San Francisco 49ers as quarterbacks coach. Olson also spent two seasons as quarterbacks coach with the Detroit Lions (2004-05) and one year as quarterbacks coach with the Chicago Bears (2003) prior to his time with the Rams.

In Olson's first year with the Rams, he helped guide a high-powered offense that ranked sixth in the NFL (360.4 yards per game), a rushing offense that ranked 10th (112.8) in the NFC and a passing offense that ranked third (247.6) in the NFC. QB Marc Bulger also posted career-highs in passing yards (4,301), passing touchdowns (24), passing attempts (588) and completions (370).

Olson also spent 15 years in the college ranks with the majority of time at Purdue University. Olson was quarterbacks coach for the Boilermakers from 1997-2000, and played a key role in the development of Pro Bowl QB Drew Brees. In Olson's last three seasons, the Boilermakers passing offense was ranked in the top 10 nationally.


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