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What They're Saying: Lovie Smith

The Buzz around Twitter about Lovie Smith coming to Tampa.

Jay Glazer breaks the news:

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


BREAKING: Lovie Smith and Buccaneers agree on 4-year deal to make Smith team's next head coach. (via ESPN & media reports) — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 2, 2014


Buccaneers close to finalizing deal for Lovie Smith, per @RapSheet: — NFL (@nfl) January 2, 2014

ESPN's Pat Yasinskas

#Buccaneers made right call in hiring Lovie Smith: — Pat Yasinskas (@PatYazESPN) January 2, 2014

Lovie Smith brings stability and credibility to #Bucs, Martin Fennelly writes. | Agree? — (@TBOcom) January 2, 2014

Derrick Brooks

So excited tonight.@TBBuccaneers,Bucs got better tonight with Lovie Smith coming back as the new H/C. Words can't describe my excitement — Derrick Brooks (@DBrooks55) January 2, 2014

Dexter Jackson

Congrats to Lovie Smith. Tampa has a man with class. — Dexter Jackson (@DJackson_MVP) January 2, 2014

Tony Dungy

Congratulations to the Bucs. I think they made a very good choice in hiring Lovie Smith. Now I'm excited about watching the Bucs next year! — Tony Dungy (@TonyDungy) January 2, 2014

London Fletcher

Lovie Smith is a great hire for Tampa, had him as DC in St. Louis, excellent coach! — London Fletcher (@LFletcher59) January 2, 2014

Rich Eisen

Excellent choice. And great news RT @RapSheet: The #Bucs are finalizing a deal for Lovie Smith to be their new coach, per source — Rich Eisen (@richeisen) January 2, 2014

Sage Steele

Love that Lovie Smith is heading back to covering him on Dungy's staff back in the day. Class act, good fit! @TBBuccaneers — Sage Steele (@sagesteele) January 2, 2014

Dick Vitale

Great news Bucs hire LOVIE SMITH ! — Dick Vitale (@DickieV) January 2, 2014

Lance Briggs

Big congrats to Lovie Smith. Wish him the best of luck in Tampa. NFL is better with him in it. — Lance Briggs (@LanceBriggs) January 2, 2014

Darrelle Revis

I'm excited about the future for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Heard some great things about Lovie Smith & can't wait to finally meet him. — Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) January 2, 2014

Gerald McCoy

Lovie Smith........... Grade A!! Gonna be fun!!! Wonder what else they have in store!?! Hmmm....  — Gerald McCoy (@Geraldini93) January 2, 2014

Ira Kaufman

Ronde Barber calls Lovie Smith a "perfect hire'' by the Bucs, terming him a "drama-free'' coach who gets the most out of his players — Ira Kaufman (@IKaufmanTBO) January 2, 2014

ESPN Stats & Info:

Lovie Smith agrees to coach Buccaneers. Bears defense allowed 1.4 points per drive in Smith's 9 seasons as head coach (3rd-best in NFL) — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 2, 2014

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