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Bisaccia To Jump Ship?

Interesting article on highlt touted special teams coach, Richard Bisaccia. Ira Kaufman from the Tampa Tribune had this to say,

One of the key unsettled issues involves special teams coach Rich Bisaccia, a holdover from Jon Gruden’s original staff that helped guide the 2002 Buccaneers to a Super Bowl victory—Tampa Bay’s last postseason win.

Bisaccia’s unit enjoyed a very effective season in 2009, blocking six kicks and overcoming injuries and ineffectiveness at the kicker and punter positions. When kick returners Clifton Smith and rookie Sammie Stroughter were sidelined late in the year, Micheal Spurlock sparked a comeback OT win at New Orleans by returning a punt for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

Tampa Bay’s coverage teams also excelled, but Bisaccia is determined to be a head coach somewhere and his preference is to move on to another job. ESPN has linked Bisaccia to the University of Tennessee, which recently lost special teams and running backs coach Eddie Gran to Florida State.

Bisaccia, who also coached Tampa Bay’s backs in 2008, declined comment Monday but he remains under contract to the Bucs for next season.

Under previous GM Bruce Allen, the Bucs had a policy of not letting their assistants out of contracts early to pursue other opportunities. Bisaccia had a chance to join Notre Dame’s staff five years ago, but he couldn’t engineer an exit strategy out of Tampa.

In his final news conference of the season, Morris was asked to describe his policy concerning assistants under contract who would like to depart.

“That’s different for everybody,’’ Morris said. “It all depends on how valuable you are. That’s all based on value, that’s all based on opportunity, that’s all based on each individual person … that’s all based on the conversations I have with the people upstairs, me and (GM) Mark Dominik and everyone else involved.’‘

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