Bucs fire special teams coordinator Ligashesky

Published: January 30th, 2013
By Bucs Beat Feed

The Bucs have fired special teams coordinator Bob Ligashesky after one season.

Tampa Bay was 30th in the NFL in kickoff return yardage last season with a 20.3 yard average. The Bucs were tied for 19th in the league in punt returns with a 9.0 yard average.

Ligashesky's firing is part of a shake up of coach Greg Schiano's staff after only one season. Defensive backs coach Ron Cooper was given permission to take a similar job with the University of South Florida, where he also will serve as associate head coach. Quarterbacks coach Ron Turner left to take the head coaching job at Florida International University and was replaced by Cardinals assistant John McNulty, a long-time assistant for Schiano at Rutgers.