Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Hire Raheem Morris as Head Coach

by Michael David Smith

Hours after Jon Gruden was fired as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, news surfaced that his assistant Raheem Morris would replace him.

ESPN is reporting that Morris will be introduced as the Bucs' new head coach on Saturday, and that Mark Dominik will replace Bruce Allen as general manager.

Morris was the Buccaneers' defensive backs coach for the 2008 season and had been promoted to defensive coordinator when Monte Kiffin left at the end of the year to become an assistant to his son, Lane Kiffin, at the University of Tennessee. Overall, Morris has seven seasons of experience as an NFL assistant, six with the Bucs and one with the Jets. He also has five seasons of experience as a college assistant, with Hofstra, Cornell and Kansas State.

The Denver Broncos considered hiring Morris as their head coach before turning to Josh McDaniels, but now that Gruden is out, Morris has been promoted again, to the top job in Tampa.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Hire Raheem Morris as Head Coach originally appeared on NFL Main on Fri, 16 Jan 2009 21:37:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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