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Lovie Smith will bring Rod Marinelli with him to Tampa Bay to serve as the defensive coordinator of the Buccaneers. Marinelli coached the defensive line of the Dallas Cowboys in 2013 and had a contract for 2014 but with the team finishing last in nearly every statistic owner Jerry Jones must have felt it was easier to let him go. Hearing that Rod Marinelli, not Leslie Frazier, will be Lovie Smith’s DC. — Pat Yasinskas (@PatYazESPN) January 2, 2014   Marinelli and Smith worked together as recently in 2010-2012 with the Bears. He is getting the defensive coordinator spot over Leslie Frazier who also has strong ties with Smith. Frazier could still land in Tampa Bay in an assistant role.

Buccaneers announce Lovie Smith hiring

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have officially announced that Lovie Smith has been hired as their new head coach. On Thursday, the Buccaneers announced the hiring of Lovie Smith as the 10th head coach in franchise history.  Smith, who served as the Chicago Bears’ head coach from 2004-12, began his NFL career as the Buccaneers’ linebackers coach...

Leslie Frazier, Rod Marinelli Could Join Lovie Smith in Tampa

When you have friends like Lovie Smith, who cares about being unemployed. According to Ben Goessling and Pat Yasinskas of, former Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier and Dallas Cowboys defensive line coach Rod Marinelli are possibilities to join Smith on the defensive side of the ball. Frazier was recently fired as head coach in Minnesota and is deserving of...

Bucs will hire Lovie Smith as next head coach

According to multiple NFL sources, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will announce the hiring of Lovie Smith as the next head coach of the football team. The two sides have reached an agreement and are finalizing the contract. Smith was last the head coach of the Chicago Bears before being let go at the end of last season.Former Tampa defensive mastermind and Super Bowl-winning Colts head...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers fill coaching vacancy, hire Lovie Smith

On Monday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers parted ways with second-year head coach Greg Schiano after a disappointing 4-12 2013 season. On Wednesday, Tampa brought back a former coach and hired Lovie Smith. Smith was a member of the Buccaneers coaching staff under Tony Dungy from 1996-2000. Smith’s only head coaching experience was with the Chicago Bears where he compiled an 81-63 record...

Lovie Smith, and good staff equals what?

It has been referred to as Black Monday. No this is not the biggest shopping day of the year where millions wake up early to nab the most coveted prizes of the holiday season. Greg Schiano became what so many coaches become on the first business day after the final game of the regular season, a statistic. Decades ago the Mamas and the Papas knew that Monday wasn’t to be trusted...

Time to implement a reverse Rooney Rule in the NFL

The NFL coaching carousel is in full swing this time of year, but with Lovie Smith its more like just another day at the track, and Im looking this gift horse right in his grill.Let me start off by telling you that Im the leased racist person you will ever meet. I boo Black coaches just as loudly if not MORE loud than I boo White coaches. I was even a early proponent of the Rooney...

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Lovie Smith would be fools to release Darrelle Revis

Rumors surfaced Thursday that new Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith will look to release standout cornerback Darrelle Revis this offseason. By clipping the 28-year-old Revis, who was traded from the New York Jets to Tampa Bay for the 13th overall pick in last April’s draft, the Bucs could save $16 million in both cash and cap space. Plus, Revis thrives in man-to-man coverage...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Second Chance Coaching Staff

Lovie Smith and Leslie Frazier have several things in common. Both are former assistants of Tony Dungy and students of his Tampa-2 Defense. Plus as of Monday, both had a fair amount of success with NFC North teams that went on to fire them.The Buccaneers and Smith are very close to agreeing to a four-year contract that will make Smith the new head coach in Tampa Bay according to...

Leslie Frazier and Jeff Tedford joining Lovie Smith in Tampa

Leslie Frazier will be joining Jeff Tedford as a coordinator on Lovie Smith’s coaching staff in Tampa. The Buccaneers on Thursday announced that Smith would be the team’s new head coach after the sides agreed on a five-year contract. At the time, former Cal coach Jeff Tedford was announced as Smith’s offensive coordinator. Smith was […]

Bucs reportedly sign Jeff Tedford to lead their offense

    Witbout much of a surprise,  the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed Jeff Tedford to come and be their offensive coordinator along side new head coach Lovie Smith. It also sounds like the Bucs could have a new general manager soon. As expected, Bucs reach deal w Jeff Tedford as OC. Source: Chiefs director of personnel Chris Ballard is leading candidate...

Bill O’Brien is the new Texans head coach

Bill O’Brien has reached an agreement to become the new head coach of the Houston Texans. Reports have said that O’Brien was the favorite for the job, even though the team interviewed other candidates such as Lovie Smith. O’Brien gained national respect after going 8-4 in 2012 as a first-year head coach at Penn State. […]

Tampa Bay Finds True Lovie, Names Smith As New Head Coach

Sorry Lovie, this was the photo in the archives.That didn’t take long for our Crappy New Year’s prediction to come true.According to Jay Glazer at Fox Sports, Lovie Smith is slated to become the next head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Glazer reports that Tampa Bay decided on Smith because, “Lovie is a grown up, no drama guy who will bring old Bucs tradition back.” Old...

Detroit Lions Coaching Rumors: ‘Interest Very Strong’ in Ken Whisenhunt

Bill O’Brien is off the board. So is Lovie Smith. But the Detroit Lions might have had someone else in mind all along. From the NFL Network: #Lions have been calling around, checking references on #Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt. Their interest in him is very strong. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 2, 2014 Whisenhunt was the Cardinals’ head coach from 2007-12, posting a 45...

Report: Tampa Bay Buccaneers To Hire Lovie Smith as Next Head Coach

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will reportedly hire Lovie Smith to be the franchise’s next head coach, according to FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer. The Bucs are hiring Lovie Smith to be their new head coach, two sides are finalizing the contract tonight— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 02, 2014 Lovie quietly interviewed w Bucs this week and team moved quickly to make him their guy. Still...

Report: Bucs hiring Lovie Smith

    According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports,  the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hiring Lovie Smith as their next head coach. The Bucs are hiring Lovie Smith to be their new head coach, two sides are finalizing the contract tonight — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 2, 2014 Perfect hire for Bucs after what they just went through, Lovie is a grown up, no...
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