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Buccaneers hire Lovie Smith, look for general manager

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired Lovie Smith after a not-so-lengthy search. They'll now put together a coaching staff and look for a general manager.

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Bucs officially announce Jason Licht

Jason Licht is now officially the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' general manager. He'll hold his first press conference on Thursday.

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Jason Licht signs four-year deal

Jason Licht's four-year deal is identical to Lovie Smith's in length, which means the pair's destinies are likely linked.

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Bucs to hire Jason Licht as general manager

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have found their new general manager in Jason Licht, the Arizona Cardinals' vice president of player personnel.

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Bucs hire George Warhop as offensive line coach

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired George Warhop as their offensive line coach. Warhop was the offensive line coach for the Cleveland Browns over the past five seasons.

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Lionel Vital still the frontrunner

Lionel Vital continues to be named as the frontrunner.

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Bucs interview Jason Licht for GM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have interviewed another front office executive for their general manager position.

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Tom Gamble likely staying with Eagles

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may not be able to get Tom Gamble to come to Tampa, although it's not clear they even want him.

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Bucs want Munchak to coach OL

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have yet to find an offensive line coach, despite filling every other coaching position on their staff. Mike Munchak would be a good addition, but that seems like a bit of a pipe dream.

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Tony Sparano stays with Raiders

Tony Sparano will stay with the Oakland Raiders, which means the Tampa Bay Buccaneers need to find a different offensive line coach. Jim Michalczik would be a logical target.

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GM will have final say in draft

Lovie Smith will handle the 53-man roster, but whoever's hired as general manager will run the draft.

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Bucs to interview Tom Gamble for GM position

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expanding their general manager search to include even more candidates.

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Bucs to interview Ross, Dawson, Brown and Vital

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are interviewing three candidates for their general manager position this weekend.

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Bucs announce 11 assistant coaches hired

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are completing their coaching staff, with only a few openings remaining.

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Lionel Vital new favorite for Buccaneers GM job

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a new favorite in their general manager search, if reports can be believed.

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Bucs to interview Lake Dawson for GM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers add another candidate to their list of possible general managers.

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Ballard declines Bucs' GM job

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have to look at Morocco Brown, Lionel Vital and Marc Ross as possible general managers. The Chiefs blocked Chris Ballard from taking the job.

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Chris Ballard unlikely to come to Tampa

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have to look elsewhere for a general manager. Morocco Brown and Lionel Vital appear to be the main candidates.

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Lionel Vital to interview for GM job

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers reportedly have an interview set up for the general manager position.

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Lovie is Not a Power Hungry Megalomaniac

The theater of the absurd has been in full effect with the press covering the Buccaneers' new head coach's arrival.

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Buccaneers to hire Andrew Hayes-Stoker as WR coach

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a new wide receivers coach in Andrew Hayes-Stoker, reportedly.

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Buccaneers hire Joe Cullen as defensive line coach

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers now have their defensive line coach in Joe Cullen, as Lovie Smith continues to fill out his coaching staff.

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Tony Sparano could bolt Raiders for Bucs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers reportedly want to hire Tony Sparano as their offensive line coach, and he may be willing to come over.

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Lovie Smith has final say over personnel

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have given Lovie Smith final say over all personnel matters, which will make his relationship with the future general manager even more important.

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Lionel Vital, Morocco Brown are GM candidates

Another pair of candidates for the position of general manager for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Bucs announce Tedford; Arroyo to be QB coach

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially announce the hiring of Jeff Tedford, while outlets report they will bring in Marcus Arroyoy as quarterbacks coach and Kevin O'Dea as special teams coordinator.

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Chris Ballard, future general manager

We talked with former Bears director of scouting Greg Gabriel about Chris Ballard, the leading candidate for the position of general manager with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On how Ballard got into the NFL, where he's coming from, and what his strengths are.

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Bucs let go of entire coaching staff

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have said goodbye to their entire coaching staff now that Lovie Smith has been hired.

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Lovie chose Bucs because "It's home"

Why did Lovie Smith choose the Buccaneers over the Lions? In his son's words: because "it's home".

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Chris Ballard leading candidate for GM

Chris Ballard is likely to be the Buccaneers' next general manager, while Jeff Tedford will be Lovie Smith's offensive coordinator.

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Buccaneers officially hire Lovie Smith

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made the hiring of Lovie Smith as head coach official.

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In the End, It was Only Lovie

Lovie Smith was the right choice for the Bucs - it really only could have been him.

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Rod Marinelli could come back, too

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going all-out on this coaching staff, trying to bring the old Tampa 2 gang back together. Rod Marinelli is the next name on the list, but his presence may be an issue: he's under contract with the Cowboys.

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Lovie Smith's deal is five years, $25+ million

Lovie Smith will not lack for money or job security under his contract.

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Bucs hire Lovie Smith

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired Lovie Smith as their head coach, after a coaching search that seemed to focus on Smith first, foremost and last.

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Lovie Smith interviewed on Monday

Lovie Smith has already interviewed for the position of head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He's the clear favorite of the job, and the only real question appears to be whether he'll take it.

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Dungy endorses Lovie

Even Tony Dungy thinks Lovie Smith should be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' next head coach.

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Texans get O'Brien, Lovie interviewing with Lions

The head coaching rumors continue as we have some updates on each of the six head coaching searches in the NFL this year.

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Bucs to interview Lovie Smith

Lovie Smith seems bound to be the next head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Schiano was forced to start Freeman

The dysfunction in Tampa went deep, and Josh Freeman was the focal point for most of the year.

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Lovie Smith favorite to be Bucs head coach

No one knows what the Glazers will do, but they appear to be pursuing Lovie Smith pretty aggressively right now.

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GM candidates include Marc Ross, Jerry Angelo

The candidates for general manager include Marc Ross and Jerry Angelo, while Chris Ballard and Tim Ruskell have also been mentioned.

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Jeff Tedford would be Lovie's OC

If Lovie Smith is hired in Tampa, he has a large and very experienced coaching staff assembled already.

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Bucs considering Gary Kubiak

The Buccaneers have another option at head coach in Gary Kubiak.

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Lovie Smith, Rich McKay reunion possible

Greg Schiano has barely left the building and the rumors for the next head coach and general manager of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are starting already.

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