"It was easy. Not because we knew Lovie from his previous time here,Nuova Maglia Juventus 18/19, but because he fit our criteria perfectly," Glazer added. "It was obvious he was the right man at the right time for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Smith served as Tampa Bay's linebackers coach under Tony Dungy from 1996 to 2000, then spent four seasons as defensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams before landing his first job as a head coach in Chicago.