Bates new Bucs defensive coordinator
Updated: January 22, 2009, 4:30 PM ETBy Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com
TAMPA, Fla. -- Jim Bates will be the new defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team announced Thursday.Denver Broncos. Bates previously has been a coordinator for the Green Bay Packers and Miami Dolphins and also served as interim head coach in Miami. Monte Kiffin had been Tampa Bay's defensive coordinator since 1996, but left after the 2008 season to work with his son, Lane, at the University of Tennessee. Morris had been promoted to coordinator from defensive backs coach, but was promoted again when the team decided to fire head coach Jon Gruden last week. Pat Yasinskas covers the NFC South for ESPN.com.