Bucs hire Jags assistant Oden as DBs coach

Published: January 30th, 2013
By Bucs Beat Feed

The Bucs have hired former Jacksonville Jaguars assistant Tony Oden to coach defensive backs.

Oden, 39, replaces Ron Cooper, who took a similar job at the University of South Florida where he also will serve as associate head coach. He inherits a pass defense that ranked last in the NFL in 2012. The Jaguars were 22nd in the league in pass defense last season.

In 2006, Oden was hired as an assistant secondary coach with the New Orleans Saints where he remained for five seasons. He was promoted to defensive backs coach in 2011 by coach Sean Payton.