Bucs Hire Mike Smith as Defensive Coordinator

The Bucs are expected to hire former Falcons coach Mike Smith as defensive coordinator.

The Bucs made the hiring of Dirk Koetter official on Friday. The next hire of defensive coordinator doesn't seem far behind.

"I'm happy to announce that we have come to terms with Mike Smith to be our defensive coordinator," Dirk Koetter said at his Friday press conference.

Smith's record of 66-46 was impressive with the Falcons over an 8 year span, despite winning just 10 games in his final 2 seasons. Smith hired multiple defensive coordinators to call his defense while with the Falcons.

Before his time with the Falcons, Smith was the defensive coordinator with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003-07. During that span, the Jaguars were regularly a top 6 defense.

Koetter and Mike Smith worked together both with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2007 and again in Atlanta from 2012-14.


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