The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fired Dirk Koetter as head coach.
Koetter finished his stint with Tampa Bay with a 19-29 record, going 5-11 this season.
\"We sincerely appreciate the hard work and commitment shown by Dirk over the past several years,\" Buccaneers owner/co-chairman Joel Glazer said in a statement. \"Working with Dirk has been a pleasure and we wish him and his family all the best in the future. Our search for a new head coach will begin immediately and will be conducted by General Manager Jason Licht.\"
\"There\'s no \'deserve\'; there\'s no such thing as \'deserve\' in the NFL,\" Koetter said Sunday before news of his dismissal. \"Numbers are nice, but this is a winning league. I\'ve been fired before and I\'ve been hired before, and I know this: If you look yourself in the mirror at the end of the day and know you did everything you could, then I\'ve got no problem holding my head up.\"
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