The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have just fired Lovie Smith. This is an interesting subject, because no one was really talking about him being out as the coach. He was in his second season with the Buccaneers and went 8-24 as a coach.
Statement from Buccaneers Co-Chairman Joel Glazer:
“After careful consideration, we informed Lovie that we have decided to make a change. I want to thank Lovie for his hard work and dedication to the Buccaneers during his time here. This decision was difficult on a variety of levels. I am disappointed that we were not more successful these past few seasons, but we are committed to doing what is necessary to give our fans the winning team they deserve. As we move forward, General Manager Jason Licht will oversee the process for finding our next head coach.”
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) January 7, 2016