Lovie Talks Discipline, College Coaches & More

January 6th, 2014

Steve Duemig, the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, scored an exclusive with new Bucs head coach Lovie Smith this evening on WDAE-AM 620. And Joe’s got the full audio below. Enjoy.

47 Responses to “Lovie Talks Discipline, College Coaches & More”

  1. BucPuck Says:

    So excited to have Lovie. He is a man of character and principle. Listen to his responses, they are not cliches or planned PR statements. They are honest and well thought out. When listening to his presser, I loved how he spent the offseason looking for the perfect coaching staff. I know people have their doubts about Tedford, but I trust a man that knows more about football then we will ever know and who spent a whole year finding the right OC to fix why he got fired. Pumped!

  2. Cmurda Says:

    FSU. Yikes. Better score some points and avoid being undisciplined

  3. lurker Says:

    Winston < manziel … from what I've seen so far

  4. lurker Says:

    ps…I don’t have the audio link

    just me?

  5. That Guy Says:

    Loved it when Lovie was asked about Brooks questioning why they were doing a drill and Lovie said he likes when players ask question, because coaches should be able to explain to players why they’re doing what they’re doing and how it’s going to make the team better. Can you imagine Gregory’s response to a player asking why they’re doing a drill? That’s the reason he refused to sign John Abraham–not a Schiano Man.

  6. PRBucFan Says:

    I have one Lurk

  7. PRBucFan Says:

    I’m enjoying watching FSU struggle, can’t lie lol

  8. $acbuc$ Says:

    winston looked like freeman first half

  9. Cmurda Says:

    Huge 15 yard penalty there but this early in the 4th, it’s not as big of a deal as the announcers are making it. Kicking the extra point and being down one isnt the worst thing in the world.

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    Go Noles!

  11. bucrightoff Says:

    Did that really just happen?

  12. bucrightoff Says:

    Also Jameis has had that Josh look all night. Its very disturbing.

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    Jameis gets it done in the end!

  14. bucrightoff Says:

    Yes he does. What an absolutely incredible game, better than Indy-KC for sure. That kick return was an all time incredible moment.

  15. LUVMYBUCS Says:


  16. lurker Says:

    jameis the fraud Winston

    all the hype…he didn’t deserve mvp

  17. PRBucFan Says:

    Whitfield on that KR and Green got it done in the end with the YAC on that catch.

    Every pass short that whole last drive.

  18. PRBucFan Says:

    Did he seriously get MVP?

  19. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Ellis Johnson did an excellent job to disturb the rhythm & tempo of game early. Excellent analysis/film study of our snap count tendencies. 6 of 7 with 1:19 in the 4th..smh That’s how CHAMPIONS get it done baby!!!!

  20. Buc1987 Says:

    lurker…whatever…the fraud. 20-35 237 yrds 2TD’s. First freshman QB to win a BCS national championship. There is NOTHING fraudulent about Winston. He’s only going to get BETTER. Well I got that one right. Right Buc fans? I said waaaay back when on this site in like week 2 of the college season. “Nobody is going to beat FSU, nobody.” PRBucfan and Couch can vouch for me.

    Then again I also predicted our Bucs to go 10-6 this season. Oh well perhaps stick to college predictions.

  21. Buc1987 Says:

    PRBucfan…would LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Winston if he was wearing a Cane’s jersey.

  22. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    I tell you this, folks will stop talking bad about cover 2, zone blitz after this game. Completely uncovered what a terrible Quarterback Nick Marshall is. He’s had tones of room to grow though.

  23. Buc1987 Says:

    and BTW who cares if he got MVP? The Noles would not even be at this game without him. Period.

  24. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Best game FAMOUS “EVER” played..Young man grow up tonite.

  25. lurker Says:

    great game though…awesome football this week

  26. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    So true brotha-I can’t recall a better season. What a way to end the BCS. Feel like we just shut down the VET..lol

  27. lurker Says:

    dude was sacked 4 times and was not accurate.

    also, the last touchdown was a giveme. my dead grandmother can throw it high to a 6’5″ vs 5’11 receiver/defender.

  28. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    *correction -Nick Marshall has tones of room to grow.

  29. lurker Says:

    I was expecting more from him with all the hype…he was meh

    I am glad the sec lost though.

  30. Buc1987 Says:

    Yah LUV and I’m not really thrilled about the playoff system and the BCS ending. As this season has PROVED the BCS works in a big way.

  31. lurker Says:

    this sucks!

    no football.. 🙁

  32. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    See what they keep talking about TEMPO TEMPO TEMPO…Great Films study on Ellis Johnson part. Great adjustment by Jimbo in the second half

  33. lurker Says:

    no…the bcs is rigged

    not fair for everyone…

    $$$ controls/ruins too much in/of our country

  34. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    I hear you brotha. WE CHAMPIONS AGAIN BABY!!!

  35. PRBucFan Says:


    ACC or not that just left an awful taste

    Congrats to you LUV, 1987

    I just can’t do it lol.

    You guys have a great night.

    No way in hell we finish last next season and get a shot at mariota or winston

    I still say do anything necessary to land Bridgewater. I think he ends up being a special NFL QB.

  36. Buc1987 Says:

    Ah well lurker…to each his own. I watched him all season long I know what the 19 yr old kid is capable of. No wait 20 yr old kid. The team as whole came out flat. Offense and defense, not just Winston.

  37. lurker Says:

    jimbo should got mvp for that fake punt…that saved the game….along with the td return

  38. PRBucFan Says:

    Goodnight y’all

    P.S. Screw the BCS lol

  39. lurker Says:

    damn…just turned 20 today….crazy

  40. Buc1987 Says:

    lurker…I think the new playoff system is going to be the same result with the top 2 teams playing for the title most of the time anyways.

    Oh well. Thanks PRBuc.

    LUVMYBUCS…Yes we are champions again. Hunting down a t-shirt in the morning.

    Nighty night Bucs fans, nighty night.

  41. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    I’ll say this though. Anyone who drafts DT Tim Jernigan, needs to do a full physcial on the young man(( age 21). I know, I know Auburn pounds the middle. But the rotation was there, guys where coming in for the kid. You couldn’t pull Big#99 outta the game, with the season on the line.#Just saying

  42. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Thank you Brotha!!

    Gotta get something 2 eat. Later brothas

  43. Eric Says:

    Still dancing the jig.

    Take that big bad SEC…..

  44. Patrick in VA Says:

    I have a feeling it takes a pretty substantial bit of will power on Joe’s part not to replace the hooter girls on the morning cup of Joe with pictures of Manziel. Can you imagine the manziel coverage there would’ve been if there hasn’t been a coaching change

  45. BucPuck Says:

    No Jernigan for me, that was crazy how he was out that whole series. My vote is Watkins! He would change our explosiveness day 1!

  46. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    Still on cloud nine. We took several of their best punches and still found a way. Very proud.

  47. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Lovie scored a lot of points with me in this interview. He did a good job on selling Tedford and Frazier.