Bucs announce coaching changes

Joe Barry has been rehired as Tampa Bay's linebackers coach, while six others will be replaced by new head coach Raheem Morris.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released six members of the coaching staff: Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line coach Bill Muir, Defensive Quality Control coach Johnny Cox, Defensive Quality Control coach Ejiro Evero, Offensive Assistant coach Jay Gruden, Head Strength and Conditioning coach Mike Morris and Assistant Offensive Line coach George Yarno.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have named Joe Barry Linebackers coach.

Barry, who was most recently the Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator from 2007-2008, spent the 2001-2006 seasons on the Buccaneers staff as linebackers coach. In 2002, Barry was part of a defense that helped the Buccaneers capture their first ever world championship in Super Bowl XXXVII.

In his previous six seasons with the club, Barry helped guide a Buccaneers defense that ranked first in the league on two occasions (2002 and 2005) and in the Top 5 four times. Under Barry's direction, LB Derrick Brooks made six consecutive Pro Bowl appearances (2001-2006) while LB Shelton Quarles made his lone Pro Bowl appearance while working with Barry in 2002.


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