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Buccaneers Fire Head Coach Dirk Koetter Following 5-11 Season

The Buccaneers made the first official firing of the offseason, as following their final game Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, they fired head coach Dirk Koetter.

The Buccaneers canned Koetter after the team failed to make the playoffs for the 11th straight season, this despite the trying to stockpile talent over the past few seasons.

“We sincerely appreciate the hard work and commitment shown by Dirk over the past several years,” Buccaneers owner Joel Glazer said in a statement.

“Working with Dirk has been a pleasure and we wish him and his family all the best in the future. Our search for a new head coach will begin immediately and will be conducted by General Manager Jason Licht.”

Koetter leaves Tampa with a 19-29 career record in the wake of a 5-11 campaign for the Buccaneers. Last year, he went 5-11 with the team but managed to keep his position.


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