Lovie Smith has final say on roster
Lovie Smith's contract contains a clause that gives him final say over all personnel matters on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 53-man roster, according to league sources.
Lovie's Teams Win
The Buccaneers want to win more games, and that's one thing Lovie Smith's teams have always done in his three stops as an NFL assistant or head coach.
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That control is something Smith did not officially have in Chicago when he was the Bears' head coach.
Smith will be formally introduced as the Buccaneers' coach Monday.
As for hiring a general manager, many around the league believe Smith ultimately will hire Kansas City's director of pro personnel Chris Ballard, whom he worked with in Chicago.
Leslie Frazier will be the next defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the former Minnesota Vikings coach told ESPN's Josina Anderson. Former California head coach Jeff Tedford will be the Buccaneers' offensive coordinator.
The Buccaneers fired coach Greg Schiano and general manager Mark Dominik last week after finishing 4-12.