Report: Bucs had interest in Bill Cowher, Jon Gruden before hiring Lovie Smith

Prior to hiring Lovie Smith,  the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were interested in Bill Cowher and Jon Gruden, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.

Tampa Bay ownership pursued a reunion with former Super Bowl winning head coach Jon Gruden, according to league sources, making a run at him prior to their eventual hiring of former Bears coach Lovie Smith. Furthermore, according to league sources, the Bucs sent word to former Steelers coach Bill Cowher about their interest in him back in November, but were quickly informed Cowher was more than happy working as an analyst for CBS.

It’s interesting the Bucs inquired about Gruden after firing him only a few years ago.

 

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