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Tampa Bay Bucs say welcome to new coach

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The billboard on Interstate 275 The billboard on Interstate 275
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

The Buccaneers say Lovie Smith is the ideal man to coach Tampa Bay. The team put up billboards near Tampa Bay roadways with a welcome message for the new coach.

The team made it official, announcing the one-time Tony Dungy protege who led the Chicago Bears to the Super Bowl seven years ago finalized a five-year contract that he had reportedly agreed to on Wednesday. He will be formally introduced at a news conference next Monday.

The billboards appeared in the area in the past few days. They invite people to watch the news conference on the team's website.

The 55-year-old Smith replaces Greg Schiano, who was fired Monday following a 4-12 finish. The Bucs also dismissed general manager Mark Dominik, and the search for his successor continues.




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