Posted January 03, 2013 on AP on Fox
Charleston Southern coach Jay Mills has resigned after 10 seasons leading the Buccaneers' football program. The 51-year-old Mills announced the move Thursday, saying it was the right time to step aside for the program. Mills was 48-63 at Charleston Southern and leaves with the most wins in school history. The Buccaneers finished at 5-6 this season, winning five of their last eight games after ending a 15-game losing streak that was the longest in the Football Championship Subdivision. Mills led Charleston Southern to the Big South Conference title in 2005. His best season came in 2006 when his team won its first nine games and finished 9-2.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2012 season review

Giving it the ol college try worked impressively for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers through 10 games in 2012. New head coach Greg Schiano, hired from Rutgers, had his team at 6-4 and in playoff contention. For a team that had missed the playoffs the previous four seasons and finished last season 4-12, postseason talk became a popular topic among fans and media. Then, the season spiraled...

TE Luke Stocker sees an opportunity in Tampa Bay

With tight end Dallas Clark's future uncertain in Tampa Bay, fellow TE Luke Stocker looks to emerge as a potential starter going forward. After a notable performance in their season finale, the 4th round 2011 draft pick hopes he has earned at least the consideration of the coaching staff. “I hope (the performance) generates a little something for the future,” Stocker...

Greg Schiano will have Josh Freeman compete next season

The final three performances of the regular season were enough to convince Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano to pull out the yellow card on his auspicious quarterback. Regardless of his decent statistics (27 touchdowns, 17 interceptions), Josh Freeman mishandled more than his team’s playoff chances down the stretch, tossing 9 ducks against the Saints, Rams, and Falcons.“What I can...

Eric Wright likely done in Tampa

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Report: Eric Wright may not return to the Bucs

Aside from Josh Freeman’s struggles, the next most talked about topic regarding the Bucs has been the status of cornerback Eric Wright. From signing a big free agent contract this offseason to being suspended, Wright may have already seen his last game in pewter.  Mark Cook of Pewter Report writes that the Bucs will release him before the start of OTAs in April. In the article...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers lose another coach

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already lost their wide receiver position coach this offseason. On Thursday, the Buccaneers suffered another loss, QB coach Ron Turner. Turner accepted a job to become the head coach of Florida International University yesterday. Turner provides a lengthy coaching resume that includes coaching jobs in both college and the NFL. Turner was the head coach...

Bucs sign 10 players to future contracts

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Bucs lose their quarterbacks coach to FIU

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