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Buccaneers hire Mike Bajakian as quarterbacks coach

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired Mike Bajakian as their quarterbacks coach Thursday. Bajakian, previously the offensive coordinator at the University of Tennessee, worked with Bucs coach Lovie Smith from 2004 to 2006 as offensive quality control for the Chicago Bears. Before he joined Tennessee for the past two seasons, Bajakian also had notable college coaching stints...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee loses OC to the NFL; Arkansas gains one

Tennessee has lost its offensive co-ordinator to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to SI.com, while Arkansas has gained an offensive co-ordinator. Mike Bajakian, according to the report, has verbally agreed the move with Tampa Bay's head coach Lovie Smith, although there has been no financial agreement signed. Arkansas, however, has signed Central Michigan head coach Dan Enos as...
Via SEC Football Blog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Arroyo won't return in 2015 as Bucs' QB coach

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers parted ways with quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo on Friday. Arroyo, 34, came to the Bucs to work under his mentor Jeff Tedford, who was hired as Tampa Bay's offensive coordinator when Lovie Smith was named the Bucs' coach last January. But Arroyo, who was a quarterbacks coach at California and the offensive coordinator at Southern Mississippi...
Via Fox Sports Florida
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Gallery: Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders are all worthy of the No. 1 pick

The season on the field couldn’t have been much worse for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Lovie Smith’s squad was probably the most disappointing team in the NFL. The good news is their 2-14 record means the Bucs will get the first pick in the 2015 draft. Whoever they select will have a lot of expectations and hype to live up to. You know who does live up to the hype in Tampa? Their...
Via cover32
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith says the Buccaneers did not tank in order to get number one pick

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are officially the worst team in the NFL this season. The consolation prize is that they may get the best player in next year’s draft. But if you hear head coach Lovie Smith tell it, the Bucs did everything they could to avoid having the worst record in the league this season and fought to the bitter end. According to a report by Pat Yasinskas of ESPN...
Via cover32
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lovie has been well into the search for OC

The Buccaneers face several different challenges now that the season has concluded. One of them of course is the search for their next offensive coordinator.  Head coach Lovie Smith talked at lengths last offseason on how he and former offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford envisioned the offense. Now, a season later, Smith is in the same spot he was then. But this time is different...
Via The Bay Cave
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears could clean house after season

The Chicago Bears are expected to completely clean house once their campaign draws to a conclusion following their season finale against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Quarterback Jay Cutler indicated earlier this week that “everyone could be axed,” while whispers around league circles tell us a story of a Bears ownership group that’s ready to move on from the old guard...
Via Sportsnaut
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers traveling to Tampa Bay drives up Bucs ticket prices

Few head coaches know the Green Bay Packers better than Lovie Smith. Smith wasn’t brought into Tampa Bay to beat the green and gold like he was when he was with the Bears, but that’s exactly what he and his Buccaneers will set out to do in week 16. Tampa Bay’s season is all but lost as they enter the week at just 2-12, but at this point it’s about building momentum for 2015...
Via This Given Sunday
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith cautiously optimistic about Da’Quan Bowers

Buccaneers’ defensive lineman Da’Quan Bowers was close to not having a spot on the team this season when head coach Lovie Smith issued a challenge over the summer for him to show up in 2014.  He has been unable to live up to the hype that followed him out of Clemson and has even failed in his overall response to Smith’s preseason assessment. But in the last three weeks...
Via The Bay Cave
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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