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Reports: Leslie Frazier accepts job as Tampa Bay defensive coordinator


Recently fired Vikings coach Leslie Frazier has found work. He’ll be the next defensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to reports.

Frazier will join new head coach Lovie Smith’s staff. The news was first reported by

The Star Tribune and Pioneer Press also confirmed the addition.

Frazier […]

AP Sources: Could Frazier Be Headed To Tampa?

By Sara Boyd

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith is set to take on the challenge of rebuilding the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Two people familiar with Smith’s plans said Wednesday night that the coach has reached an agreement to fill the opening created by the firing of Greg Schiano following […]

Leslie Frazier, Rod Marinelli could join Lovie Smith in Tampa

By Curtis Crabtree

With Lovie Smith tabbed to be the next head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a couple of names are already starting emerge as candidates to join his coaching staff. According to Ben Goessling and Pat Yasinskas of, former Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier and Dallas Cowboys defensive line […]

Could Leslie Frazier be Tampa Bay’s next defensive coordinator?


Lovie Smith reportedly will be the next head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has a pre-existing relationship with recently ousted Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier.

At least one NFL insider is drawing the connection. CBS NFL insider Jason La Canfora posted this tweet Wednesday.

Look for Lovie Smith to […]

Texans firing of Kubiak could spark a feeding frenzy

By Mike Florio

With the Texans running Gary Kubiak out of town after being something other than the broom in a two-game sweep involving the Jaguars, Houston has gotten a head start on finding a new coach. More specifically, the Texans have gotten a head start on the looming land rush for Lovie Smith. […]

Land rush could be coming for Lovie Smith

By Mike Florio

In the NFL, things that work for one team get borrowed by another. The copycat concept applies not only to X’s and O’s, but also to the men responsible for the X’s and O’s. After Pete Carroll’s success in Seattle, the pendulum swung back toward college head coaches. The abject failure […]