So, who will replace Raheem Morris as coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Here's a list of potential candidates:
Former NFL head coaches (out of football)
Bill Cowher: Five years out of coaching, the Super Bowl XL winner with Steelers reportedly won't return to sideline in 2012.
Brian Billick: Super Bowl XXXV winner with Ravens is looking for a shot.
Jeff Fisher: Former Titans coach a hot commodity.
Mike Sherman: Former Packers, Texas A&M head coach.
Herm Edwards: Has coached Jets, Chiefs; former Bucs assistant.
Marty Schottenheimer: Experienced, but past his prime at age 68?
Steve Mariucci: Former 49ers, Lions head coach.
Mike Pettine, DC, N.Y. Jets: An aggressive defensive coach.
Rob Chudzinski, OC, Carolina: Considered an innovative up-and-comer.
Dennis Allen, DC, Denver: Revived downtrodden defense in his first year.
Chuck Pagano, DC, Baltimore: Leads a perennial defensive power.
Jay Gruden, OC, Cincinnati: Big reason behind the success of rookie QB Andy Dalton.
Bill O'Brien, OC, New England: Versatile playcaller who has adapted to changes; Penn State reportedly very interested in him for head coaching job.
Russ Grimm, assistant head coach, Arizona: Has been passed over for several openings.
Joe Philbin, OC, Green Bay: In fifth season as Packers' coordinator.
Winston Moss, assistant head coach, Green Bay: Former Buc has climbed coaching ranks.
Brian Schottenheimer, OC, N.Y. Jets: Jaguars got permission from Jets for an interview.
Recently (or may about to be) fired head coaches
Jack Del Rio, Jacksonville: Couldn't get over the hump with Jags.
Norv Turner, San Diego: Notorious for falling shy of expectations.
Former NFL head coaches (now offensive coordinators)
Mike Martz, Chicago: Not ideal candidate but aggressive coordinator. Has said he hopes to return to Bears but coach Lovie Smith was noncommittal on Monday.
Scott Linehan, Detroit: Has had varying degrees of success.
Mike Mularkey, Atlanta: Former Bills coach, who got start as a Bucs assistant in 1994-95, attracting interest from Jaguars.
Marty Mornhinweg, Philadelphia: Eagles' assistant head coach for eight seasons.
Josh McDaniels, St. Louis: Flamed out quickly as Broncos coach.
Former NFL head coaches (now defensive coordinators)
Dom Capers, Green Bay: A former Panthers and Texans head coach.
Mike Nolan, Miami: Helped lay groundwork for 49ers current defense.
Jim Haslett, Washington: Has had two failed stints as head coach.
Rod Marinelli, Chicago: Longtime Bucs assistant went 0-16 in Detroit in 2008.
Gregg Williams, New Orleans: Former Bills coach won Super Bowl XLIV as Saints coordinator.
Jim Tressel, former Ohio State coach: Has been considered for NFL openings in the past.
Chip Kelly, Oregon: Among the hotter college coaches.
Stephen F. Holder, Times staff writer