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Bucs contact Lovie Smith about their head coaching job



The Bucs could bring Lovie Smith back to Tampa Bay.

The Glazer family which owns the team has made contact with Smith about their vacant head coaching position. Smith, who was the Chicago Bears head coach for nine seasons, is considered the frontrunner to replace Greg Schiano, who was fired along with general manager Mark Dominik Monday.

Smith began his NFL career as a linebackers coach for the Bucs under Tony Dungy in 1996. He has interviewed for the Houston Texans head coaching job and is likely to draw interest from several other teams. But those close to Smith said he is particularly intrigued by the opportunity to coach the Bucs.

Multiple reports say that Smith would bring former Cal coach Jeff Tedford as his offensive coordinator.




[Last modified: Monday, December 30, 2013 7:36pm]


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