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Dungy has "no interest" in returning to the Bucs

On Monday, FOX’s Chris Myers reported that the Buccaneers could be contemplating an effort to hire former coach Tony Dungy to help turn around a ship that is quickly sinking toward an 0-16 record.

On Tuesday, Dungy said he’s not interested.

Said Dungy, in a statement released by NBC Sports:  “I have had no contact with the Bucs and have no interest in doing anything other than what I am doing” on NBC’s Football Night In America

“I love working for NBC Sports and my goal right now is to get better at my new job,” Dungy said.

Dungy coached the Bucs from 1996 through 2001.  He then was surprisingly fired, and he was hired by the Colts, where he won a Super Bowl to cap the 2006 season.  He retired after the 2008 season, and he has said he has no intention to return to coaching.

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10 Responses to “Dungy has "no interest" in returning to the Bucs”
  1. Mean D says: Oct 13, 2009 12:32 PM

    Sure Tony? Clayton kills rabbits.

  2. bearsrule says: Oct 13, 2009 12:35 PM

    Chris Meyers is a bum who has worked himself from an ESPN anchor job to roaming the sidelines for FOX. I wouldn’t take his word for anything. Next thing you know, he’ll be doing local high school sports somewhere.

  3. PhillyHouse says: Oct 13, 2009 12:45 PM

    It’s amazing how many really good coaches are “jobless” while there are some really bad coaches employed.

  4. bucco bruce says: Oct 13, 2009 12:53 PM

    Why would Dungy want to return to this train wreck of a team?

  5. topcide says: Oct 13, 2009 1:38 PM

    Of course he isn’t interested. He is much too busy trying to find work for convicted felons that totaly blew their ride, and thus need a new 7 figure job to try and again have a lifestyle that 99% of the Americans grinding out a shitty economic situation can only dream of.

  6. leatherneck says: Oct 13, 2009 1:47 PM

    The Bucs burned their bridges with Dungy a long time ago.

  7. Jag4Life says: Oct 13, 2009 2:01 PM

    Well topcide sounds like you should have been more athletic huh?

  8. Slow Joe says: Oct 13, 2009 2:14 PM

    Like he said before: if he wanted to coach, he would have stayed in Indy.
    By the way, I’m not on the “Fire Raheem” bandwagon. He should get the whole year before we pass judgment. Dungy’s first Bucs team started 0-5 (and 1-8) before it started showing signs of improvement.

  9. tv says: Oct 13, 2009 2:21 PM

    Chris Myers reported that the Buccaneers could be contemplating…..
    That is media speak for he made it all up and is now trying to sell his “story” as something real.

  10. Corey says: Oct 13, 2009 6:08 PM

    Please Tony, please!!!!!

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