On Saturday, two days after the Buccaneers announced that Lovie Smith would be the next coach, the team named Jeff Tedford the new offensive coordinator.
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“We are very fortunate to have Jeff as our offensive coordinator,” said Smith in a statement released by the team. “I have a great deal of respect for the job Jeff did at Cal for more than a decade and I believe he will be a great fit for what we are attempting to do in Tampa. Jeff has a successful and proven track record as a teacher and developer of young talent and I know our players, and the organization as a whole, will benefit from his experience.”
Tedford joins the Bucs after 11 seasons at the University of California where he worked with former first-rounders Kyle Boller and Aaron Rodgers and was also the winningest coach in school history. Tedford had previously worked as an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Oregon (1998-2001).
Leslie Frazier, the recently fired Vikings coach, is expected to be named the Bucs' defensive coordinator.