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Former Bucs head coach Richard Williamson dies at 74

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Sad news: former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Richard Williamson passed away today. He was 74.

Williamson coached the Bucs from 1990 through 1991 after Ray Perkins was fired, Williamson having been the receivers coach under Perkins. The Bucs went 4-15 under Williamson, who never had the kind of roster he could compete with.

Williamson went on to be a receivers coach in the NFL until 2009 with the Cincinnati Bengals and Carolina Panthers. In college, he'd coached for Arkansas and Alabama in the 1960s and '70s and was the head coach of Memphis for five years.

"We are very saddened by the loss of Richard Williamson," the Buccaneers said in a statement. "Richard dedicated the majority of his life to the sport of football, spending over forty years as a coach at both the collegiate and professional levels. During his career, including his five seasons as a member of our organization, Richard distinguished himself as a very good coach and even better person. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family."