TAMPA (FOX 13) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Wednesday evening via its Twitter account, Head Coach Lovie Smith was "relieved of his duties."
This statement from Buccaneers Co-Chairman Joel Glazer was posted on bucaneers.com:
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.
Meanwhile, players are reacting to the news on Twitter.
WOW THIS IS CRAZY— Major Wright (@LilMade21) January 7, 2016
No surprise to me!!— Tim Jennings (@HennOrJenn26) January 7, 2016
Coach Lovie was the truth!— Alexander the Great (@Showtime17Kwon) January 7, 2016
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