Giants' Sullivan becomes Buccaneers' offensive coordinator

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finally got their offensive coordinator, naming Mike Sullivan to the position on Friday.

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Sullivan had been the quarterbacks coach for the Super Bowl champion New York Giants.

"We are very fortunate to add someone like Mike Sullivan to lead our offensive coaching staff," said Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano. "He is a man of character and a complete football coach, who fits with the kind of football team we are building here. His work with the Giants over the past eight seasons speaks for itself.

"Mike was an integral part of that team winning two Super Bowls in the last five years and we look forward to him bringing that experience and expertise to our club."

Schiano, who was hired from Rutgers last month, has had a difficult time putting his first coaching staff together.

NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reported Schiano was previously blocked from interviewing Green Bay Packers tight ends coach Ben McAdoo and Arizona Cardinals wide receivers coach John McNulty, who was his top choice for the job.

Sullivan coached quarterbacks for two seasons after spending the previous six years coaching the Giants' wide receivers.