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Bisaccia going to the Cowboys?

Discussion in 'American Football' started by powayslugger, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. powayslugger

    powayslugger No longer a fan- FU Spanos

    Dec 14, 2006

    Cowboys close to hiring Rich Bisaccia as special teams coordinator

    Posted by Curtis Crabtree on January 24, 2013, 12:06 AM EST
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    The Dallas Cowboys are closing in on filling yet another hole on their coaching staff.
    According to Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys are close to naming Rich Bisaccia as the team’s new special teams coordinator.
    Bisaccia was hired by Auburn University less than three weeks ago to serve as assistant head coach, running backs coach and special teams coordinator under new head coach Gus Malzahn. Bisaccia has spent the last two seasons as the special teams coordaintor of the San Diego Chargers.
    Per George, the Cowboys also interviewed former Buffalo Bills special teams coach Bruce DeHaven and former Tennessee Titans special teams coach Alan Lowry for the job. Both have previously coached for the Cowboys.
    Prior to his time in San Diego, Bisaccia served as special teams coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2002-2010. It’s yet another coach from the Jon Gruden coaching tree to end up in Dallas this off-season. Offensive coordinator Bill Callahan, defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, defensive line coach Rod Marinelli and Bisaccia have all served on Gruden’s staffs in the past. Bisaccia also coached with Kiffin and Marinelli with the Buccaneers.
    Maybe there’s nothing to read into all the connections to Gruden showing up in Dallas but it’s enough to at least raise an eyebrow and wonder if Jerry Jones may be targeting Gruden as a potential replacement for Jason Garrett, either this off-season or next.
  2. Dublin Bolt

    Dublin Bolt BoltTalker

    Aug 12, 2006
    How can he go to Auburn 3 weeks ago and then leave for the Cowboys for the same job he had in SD?..... I'm not buying it. Sounds like he got the perfect (for him) job in Auburn.
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  3. AnteaterRaider

    AnteaterRaider Carpe Diem et omni Mundio Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

    Jan 19, 2006
    This sounds like serious misrepresentation; he says he went to get the Auburn assistant HC/ST job and now ends up in the same position with the Cowboys? No way
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  4. Fossil

    Fossil BoltTalker

    Jan 6, 2008
    Something's fishy about this. Either the PFT reporter got it wrong or Bisaccia juked the Boltz, Tigers, or both teams. Maybe there's some other explanation.

    This is from Auburn Tiger Web Site:

    Jan. 3, 2013
    AUBURN -- Rich Bisaccia (Be-sach-ia) has been named special teams and running backs coach at Auburn, head coach Gus Malzahnannounced Thursday. Bisaccia will also assume the title of assistant head coach. A 30-year coaching veteran who is regarded as one of the top special teams coaches in the game, Bisaccia spent the last 11 seasons coaching in the National Football League.
    "Rich is widely regarded as the one of the top special teams coaches in all of football and has coached several elite running backs, so we're thrilled to have him join our staff," Malzahn said. "Rich's resume speaks for itself. He has been a part of some outstanding teams, including a Super Bowl Champion in Tampa Bay. He has coached several running backs and special teams players that were among the very best in the game at both the collegiate and professional level."
    Bisaccia spent the previous two years coaching special teams for the San Diego Chargers after nine years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was promoted to assistant head coach--special teams after the 2011 season.
    "This is a tremendous opportunity for me to return to the college game at a program like Auburn," Bisaccia said. "I have an incredible amount of respect for Auburn and Coach Malzahn. I met Gus in the spring of 2010 and have followed his cutting edge offense and what he's accomplished as a coach since he started coaching in college. He's a man of character and I had previously worked with Ellis Johnson and Charlie Harbison, so I knew the type of staff that Gus was putting together. I'm excited and ready to help Auburn return to a championship caliber team."
  5. Lancer 1

    Lancer 1 Betrayed Bolt Supporter

    Jul 10, 2006
    Several different news sources (Dallas Morning News, ESPN & a couple of Auburn related news sites) are also reporting this.

    Since his contract was up with us, we would not be able to prevent it or get any compensation if this were to occur, Dallas would probably have to work it out with Auburn who hired Bisaccia about 3 weeks ago.

    Rich previously worked with the Cowboys’ new Defensive Coordinator Monte Kiffin for 7 years at Tampa Bay, so there has got to be a comfort level there.
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