Smith Takes Over the Bucs 1/6/14
TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bay has not made the NFL post-season in six seasons. Lovie Smith is confident he can change that and he has the record to back up the optimism.
Smith takes over as the Buccaneers new head coach, returning to the team where he once was an assistant coach. He coached the Chicago Bears for nine seasons from 2004 to 2012, winning 81 games, three division championships, two NFC title game appearances and one Super Bowl berth.
Smith was hired to replace Greg Schiano (shee-AH'-noh) who was fired after two seasons.