Marty Schottenheimer to interview for vacant Bucs coaching job

By Jason La Canfora NFL Network
NFL Network Insider
Published: Jan. 9, 2012 at 12:53 p.m.
Updated: Jan. 9, 2012 at 01:11 p.m.

A very familiar name has emerged as a candidate for the vacant head-coaching job in Tampa.

Marty Schottenheimer will interview with the Buccaneers on Tuesday, according to a league source.

The Bucs are conducting interviews off-site for the most part as team front office officials are on the road. The Bucs are interviewing former Vikings coach Brad Childress on Monday.

Schottenheimer and Childress will join Mike Sherman and Jerry Gray as coaches who interviewed with Tampa since Raheem Morris was fired on Jan. 2. Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is also expected to meet with the team later this week. Numerous league sources believe Sherman is well-positioned to get the job, though, and a decision could come this week.

Schottenheimer's last NFL coaching experience came with the Chargers. He was surprisingly fired after the 2006 season, despite going 14-2 in the regular season (San Diego was knocked off by the Patriots in the divisional playoffs). Schottenheimer, 68, has a career record of 200-126-1, but is 5-13 in the postseason.

Schottenheimer coached the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League in 2011.