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Lovie Smith finalizes Buccaneers head coach deal

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Lovie Smith, the former Chicago Bears coach has finalized a head coaching deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a Jan. 2 Reuters News report. The National Football League announced Smith’s new five year contract on Thursday.

“Today is an exciting day for the Buccaneer organization, and the entire Tampa Bay community, as we welcome back Lovie Smith,” Buccaneers co-chairman Bryan Glazer said in a statement. Smith was a linebackers coach with the struggling Tampa Bay team from 1996 to 2000. He replaces Greg Schiano who was fired Monday after two seasons.

“We knew from the start of our search that he was the ideal man to lead our team into a new era of Buccaneer football. Lovie is an accomplished and very well-respected head coach who has enjoyed success at every level of his 30-year career.”

Yahoo Sports warns that Smith, who spent near years as head coach for the Chicago Bears has merely inherited a “long-time headache: woeful offense” Overall Smith’s hire appears to be just what the team needs. His head coaching and playoff experienced will be invaluable.

According to Yahoo Sports, the Buccaneers “needed someone to calm the waters and create trust among players after two head coaches who left many divided and skeptical,” and Smith is just the guy for that. He is known for being “steady” kind of guy.

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