Bucs Fire Ex-Bears Coach Smith

Lovie Smith

ST. LOUIS, MO – DECEMBER 17: Head coach Lovie Smith of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the sideline in the fourth quarter against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on December 17, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Former Bears coach Lovie Smith is out of a job. He was fired Wednesday by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Buccaneers were 8-24 in Smith’s two seasons as head coach. They were showing signs of improvement this season when they went 6-10, but they lost their last four games.

Several Bucs players expressed their shock and disappointment at the news.

Tampa has had three head coaches in the last five years.

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