The Buccaneers and former offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford “mutually” agreed to part ways less than seven days ago. Now it appears he may not be unemployed for long.
Arash Madani of Sportsnet.ca is reporting that Tedford is close to becoming the head coach of the B.C. Lions in the Canadian Football League. Tedford played quarterback in the CFL from 1983-89 and then coached in the league before moving to the coaching ranks of the NCAA in 1992.
Tedford was hired by Lovie Smith to be the Bucs offensive coordinator last January soon after Smith took the Tampa Bay job following the firing of Greg Schiano. Tedford fell ill during the preseason and after a heart procedure was placed on an indefinite leave of absence.
Last Friday the two agreed to move on, and Tedford was released from his contract by the Buccaneers.
Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at [email protected]
Shocking! Miraculous recovery eh? Good riddance.
Some where over time Tedford probably realized he’s a better head coach then Lovie, and Lovie should be working for him! The guy could see the train was going to derail, and he jumped clear of the mess before it crashed.
Another disappointing chapter to the Bucs’ history….so many odd things going on recently with MRSA, Freeman’s odd departure, Freeman’s HiPAA issues, now this guy takes a job outside the country rather than be associated with the Bucs. What the hell is going on at OBP? Seems to be curses since Gruden was canned. Really appears to be a lot of incompetence going on – who is to blame? Meanwhile we Bucs fans keep shelling out the $$$ for season tickets and heading out to RayJay to witness the misery. On another note, best wishes to Mark Cook who has been dealing with his own health issues – we readers wish the best for you as you get your health back in order.
You may laugh at me for saying this. He’s a west coast guy, has lived, and wants to again live in Canada. I couldn’t do that, like he couldn’t take the florida climate. Some people can’t take this heat, like we can’t take the cold. After one training camp here, his heart gave out. If the Bucs want to have a chance to compete for coaches, and F.A. talent, a good selling point would be an indoor practice facility. It’s to brutal here training, and coaching in July, and August.
Surferdudes..That is an idea that I have also thought about is an indoor AC practice facility.The thinking that the heat gives us an advantage at home doesn’t seem to work. I believe it would help more if the players were fresh and well rested going into the games when the heat is on. At the end of the year the players are worn down. If the Glazer boys were smart they would look into adding an AC practice field.
This is like Petrino leaving the Falcons. Good riddance to the quitter!
Bizarre is the only way to describe the Tedford chapter if he actually goes back to being a head coach. I had nothing but sympathy for the guy because of the health issues reported. Now he looks like a lying scumbag similar to Urban Meyer,Nick Saban,and Bobby Petrino if he is going to be a head coach again.
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