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Smith, Tedford now have sons as Bucs interns

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January

TAMPA -- The father-and-son aspect of the new Bucs coaching staff -- already in place with head coach Lovie Smith's son Mikal on board as safeties coach -- is going to another level.

Quinn Tedford, the younger son of offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford, and Miles Smith, the youngest of Lovie's three sons, will be interns on the Bucs coaching staff, the team confirmed Thursday night.

Tedford was a backup receiver on his father's Cal teams from 2008-11, playing in four games. He spent last season as an offensive quality control coach at Cal-Davis, where several Cal assistants coached last year after Jeff Tedford was fired at Cal. Two others -- Ben Steele and Matt Wiegand -- are also on the Bucs staff.

Miles Smith, who was in Mobile at the Senior Bowl this week with brothers Mikal and Matt (who is Lovie's agent), will work on the defensive side, while Tedford will be on offense.

There are other father-son combos in the NFL -- Redskins coach Mike Shanahan's son Kyle was his offensive coordinator in 2013, and Patriots coach Bill Belichick (who once worked with his father Steve) has his son Stephen on staff as a coaching assistant.

[Last modified: Friday, January 24, 2014 3:44am]

    

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