Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich is preparing for his team’s upcoming playoff game while a report links him to the job opening at his alma mater.
According to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic, Leftwich is Marshall’s top target to replace Doc Holiday as head coach. Leftwich was a star quarterback for the Herd before playing a decade in the NFL.
“It feels like a stretch that Marshall could woo him away from the NFL, but it’s a swing the Thundering Herd brass is expected to take,” Feldman wrote on Monday.
Today, Leftwich was asked about the possibility of being targeted by his alma mater, but the Tampa Bay assistant downplayed any of that talk.
“I just heard about that myself . . . I’m just focused on this game,” Leftwich said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.
#GoBucs Byron Leftwich on being a “dream candidate,” for the Marshall job. “I just heard about that myself…I’m just focused on this game.”
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) January 6, 2021
Leftwich and the Bucs are the fifth-seed in the NFC playoffs. They’ll take on the NFC East champion Washington Football Team on Saturday night.
Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. ET on NBC.