The Bruce Arians era begins in Tampa

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The Buccaneers fired Dirk Koetter, who had coached the team the past three seasons, hours after their season-ending loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

"I've known him for a long time", Arians told Eisen.

The fact that Arians opted to go to Tampa Bay instead of returning to the Cards after a year away and finishing what he started may not sit well with Cardinals fans. Today, team general manager Jason Licht introduced Arians to reporters at One Buc Place as "the coolest damn coach in the National Football League". He was the Cardinals' quarterbacks coach in 2017 and at the beginning of 2018, then was promoted to offensive coordinator.

It appears that new Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians has found his offensive coordinator, with Byron Leftwich reportedly set to take on the role. He's expected to turn around a franchise that has failed to make the playoffs since the 2007 season.

Wolves vs Liverpool, FA Cup third round
Wolverhampton Wanderers host Liverpool in the final FA Cup third round match on Monday 7 January with kick off at 21:45 (SAST). Asked about the potential length of time Lovren is facing on the sidelines, Klopp replied: "I don't know in this moment".


General manager Jason Licht also interviewed Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards and Dallas Cowboys defensive backs coach and defensive passing game coordinator Kris Richard.

Not only did they finish 3-13 and now hold the top pick in the NFL Draft, but they hired former Texas Tech head coach and quarterback guru Kliff Kingsbury to be their new head coach. Now we will see if he can work the same magic with the Bucs that he did for the first three years he coached the Cardinals.

He completed a career-best 64.6 percent of his passes for 2,992 yards, 19 TDs and 14 interceptions this season and is already Tampa Bay's career TD pass leader with 88.

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