A source confirmed to FS1 NFL Insider Mike Garafolo on Thursday that the Bucs plan to elevate offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter to head coach to replace Lovie Smith, who was fired on Jan. 6 after two seasons at the helm. Koetter just wrapped his first season with the team.
A longtime assistant coach, Koetter has been a head coach in the NFL. He has had stints in college as he was the head coach for Boise State and Arizona State. Known for his innovative approach, Koetter has spent time as an offensive coordinator with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Atlanta Falcons.