The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made it to the divisional round of the NFC Playoffs last season only to get knocked off by Coach Dan Campbell's Detroit Lions. New offensive coordinator Liam Coen came up from Kentucky football and has now made two key hires for his offensive staff.

Baker Mayfield and the Bucs have been spectators this offseason leading to a Mayfield take about the ongoing ‘Brock Purdy hate.'

Three potential ‘cut candidates' have been mentioned for the Bucs' upcoming 2024-2025 roster.

With the NFL Draft still just over two months away the Bucs have gotten real about filling their coaching vacancies with the announcement of two crucial new hires.

Bucs' Coen Hires Key Offensive Assistant Coaches

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired Georgia Bulldogs analyst Brian Picucci as assistant offensive line coach, according to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Picucci is listed as a ‘quality control' assistant on the Wildcats' website.

Last season, Kentucky football ranked near the bottom of the NCAA in rushing yards among all Division-I teams, adding to the curiosity surrounding Coen's hire.

The Wildcats' offense ranked near the middle of the pack in passing yards.

The Bucs also hired former Georgia football assistant Bryan McClendon according to Schefter.

Bucs, Bowles Projected to Take Penix Jr. in First Round 

Coach Bowles' Buccaneers team selects 26th overall in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft and is currently projected by CBS Sports to select Michael Penix Jr. of the Washington Huskies.

Penix Jr. is the Bucs' plan to replace Baker Mayfield at some point in the future according to Kyle Stackpole of CBS Sports.