The Buccaneers’ coaching search is over, per multiple reports, and offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter will be the team’s new head coach.
Lovie Smith was fired last week, and reports linked Koetter to the surprise opening from the start. Koetter interviewed on Tuesday.
Koetter also interviewed with the 49ers, who earlier Thursday hired Chip Kelly.
Koetter, 56, has been an NFL offensive coordinator since 2007, first with the Jaguars, then with the Falcons before spending last season with the Bucs and rookie quarterback Jameis Winston. Koetter was the head coach at Boise State and Arizona State before coming to the NFL.