The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Friday that Bill Sheridan has been hired as the team's next defensive coordinator.
The team also confirmed via its official Twitter feed that former NFL linebacker Bryan Cox will be added to the team's defensive coaching staff.
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Sheridan's previous coaching experience had been in the college ranks, including stops as an assistant at Michigan (2002-04), Notre Dame (2001), Michigan State (1998-2000), Army (1992-97), Cincinnati (1989-91) and Maine (1987-88).
"Bill is a great teacher who brings a tremendous understanding of defensive football to the Buccaneers organization," new head coach Greg Schiano said in a release. "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."