The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were spurned by Chip Kelly over the weekend, as the Oregon coach got cold feet and decided to stay in Eugene after reportedly agreeing to a deal to coach the Buccaneers. But another coach from the college ranks remains in the running to take over in Tampa Bay, as Mike Sherman is a finalist to become the Bucs' next head coach, according to the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud.
Sherman is the first candidate Stroud has confirmed will be invited for a second interview after Kelly's change of heart. He will likely have a follow-up interview with Bucs general manager Mark Dominik in Tampa sometime this week, and previously interviewed for the position on January 4.
Sherman was fired by Texas A&M in December after his Aggies underperformed in 2011, going 6-6 despite being ranked in or near the top 10 at the season's outset. He was 57-39 in six seasons as the Green Bay Packers' head coach from 2000 to 2005, but never won a playoff game.
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