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Morris will be Bucs' next coach



Recently-named defensive coordinator Raheem Morris will be the Bucs' next head coach, replacing the fired Jon Gruden.

Personnel executive Mark Dominik will take over as general manager for Bruce Allen, who also was dismissed on Friday.

Morris, 32, has had two stints with the Bucs. He worked his way up from defensive quality control coach to defensive assistant to assistant defensive backs coach from 2002-05.

After spending 2006 as Kansas State's defensive coordinator, he came back in 2007 as defensive backs coach. He was promoted to defensive coordinator on Dec. 25.

Morris  started coaching as a graduate assistant at Hofstra, spent one season at Cornell then went back to Hofstra as defensive backs coach in 2000-01. An internship with the Jets during the fall of 2001 was his first pro experience.

Dominik has been with Bucs for 14 years, eight as director of pro personnel. He started in June 1995 as pro personnel assistant and became a pro scout in 1998, coordinator of pro personnel in 2000 then director. He previously worked in Chiefs' personnel department.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:22pm]


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