Buccaneers Head Coach Search: Latest Rumors and Buzz After Greg Schiano's Firing

R. Cory SmithSenior Writer IDecember 30, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 29:  Head coach Greg Schiano of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers watches action during a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 29, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Updates from Wednesday, Jan. 1

From Jay Glazer of Fox Sports:

The Bucs are hiring Lovie Smith to be their new head coach, two sides are finalizing the contract tonight

— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 2, 2014

Perfect hire for Bucs after what they just went through, Lovie is a grown up, no drama guy who will bring old Bucs tradition back.

— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 2, 2014

Lovie quietly interviewed w Bucs this week and team moved quickly to make him their guy. Still working out contract details

— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 2, 2014