Report: Tampa Bay Interested In Hiring Surprise College Head Coach

first_imgAn interior view of the Tampa bay Buccaneers stadium.Raymond James Stadium scoreboard and pirate ship as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Baltimore Ravens September 10, 2006 in Tampa. The Ravens defeated the Bucs 27 – 0. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in need of a new head coach and the franchise has been linked to a couple of college head coaches early in the search.You can reportedly add another one to the list.Days after reports surfaced linking Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly to the job, another major college football coach has been mentioned. This one is kind of surprising.CBS Sports is reporting that Georgia head coach Kirby Smart could be a candidate for the job.Jason La Canfora had the details.With Saban completing another historic season at Alabama, multiple teams conducting head-coaching searches want to speak to him this week, knowing full well it may be close to impossible to land him. The allure of Saban and his accomplished assistants is significant at a time when many candidates for jobs lack the proven ability to assemble a staff and manage a game and personalities the way he has. In particular, sources said that Tampa Bay’s ownership – still hopeful of making a splash – would be interested in speaking to Georgia coach Kirby Smart, a former Saban assistant.Smart, 43, has been Georgia’s head coach since 2016. He’s 32-10 as the Bulldogs’ head coach, taking the program to the national title game last season.Georgia finished its 2018 season with a disappointing Sugar Bowl loss to Texas.It would be something if he left the college ranks for Tampa Bay.last_img

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