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Report: Bill Sheridan ditches Ohio State for Tampa Bay

Hired by Urban Meyer in late January -- and in complete violation of the Miami Dolphins gentleman’s agreement on coach stealing -- Ohio State defensive assistant Bill Sheridan has reportedly flipped the switch and decided to head back to the NFL ranks.

The Lantern, Ohio State’s student newspaper, reports that Sheridan has accepted the job as defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Bucs. A representative from Tampa Bay would not confirm or deny the report to the Lantern, and an Ohio State spokesperson did not return calls made by the student paper.

PFT noted yesterday via the Tampa Bay Times that Sheridan reportedly interviewed for the open DC gig with the Bucs. Sheridan’s name had been floating around lately in connection to that job. If the report comes to fruition, it would mean Sheridan was only on the job at tOSU for all of two and a half weeks.

Or, the equivalent of one Michael Haywood.

Shieridan would be working under former Rutgers coach Greg Schiano, who took the job with Tampa Bay last month. Sheridan came to Ohio State after spending the past seven seasons in the NFL -- the last two with the Miami Dolphins.