The Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud is reporting that Mike Sherman has been named a finalist for the Buccaneers head coaching job. Stroud continued to say nobody that had been interviewed was told they had been ruled out yet, and that there was no word on anymore out-of-leftfield candidates.
There’s not a whole lot we know at this point over three weeks into the search. But we do know Mike Sherman has made it to the final round of considerations and we can assume we’ve reached the final round at this point. Hopefully.
As we’ve discussed numerous times, Sherman represents a fairly safe candidate who has had NFL success and could do well if he is equipped with good coordinators. But he’s also not an especially sexy candidate and he doesn’t seem to have been the Bucs first choice as much as a safe fall back option. In some ways Mike Sherman is the Bucs’ safety school.
I’m sure the Bucs will have other candidates come for final interviews in the next few days. Hopefully we’ll see Rob Chudzinski or Mike Zimmer back for another go-round. But for now we know Mike Sherman’s still got his name in the hat.