Former Bucs LB Coach Robb Smith Named Defensive Coordinator at Arkansas
It’s been a little over a month since Greg Schiano and his staff were relieved of their coaching duties with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and despite a 4-12 record, they’ve had little trouble landing on their feet.
Former linebackers coach Robb Smith is the latest to land a new gig. He has been named defensive coordinator and secondary coach at the University of Arkansas, the school announced Saturday.
Smith joined the Bucs in 2013 after serving as defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Rutgers for one season under Kyle Flood.
He also served as special teams coordinator, linebackers coach, outside linebackers coach and cornerbacks coach at the school under Schiano.
Smith’s notable coaching achievements include tutoring All-Pro weakside linebacker Lavonte David and Khaseem Greene, Big East Defensive Player of the Year and a fourth-round draft pick by the Bears.
Other Schiano assistants who have been hired include John McNulty and Bob Bostad, who were named to the Titans staff as quarterbacks coach and offensive line coach, respectively. They’ll be joined by Bucs longtime trainer Todd Toriscelli, who was announced as the Titans new head of sports medicine yesterday.
Former tight ends coach Brian Angelichio and Jimmy Raye were both named to the Browns staff. Jeff Hafley, who was originally hired as a defensive assistant in Buffalo, left the Bills job to become defensive backs coach in Cleveland.
Former pass rush specialist/defensive front seven coach Brian Cox joined the Falcons as defensive line coach.
Former defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan and defensive backs coach Tony Oden joined Jim Caldwell’s staff in Detroit, with Sheridan to coach the linebackers and Oden to serve as assistant secondary coach.