Mark Dominik: Koetter Will Be Bucs Head Coach By Wednesday

January 11th, 2016

Jameis Koetter

Updated: 7:29 a.m. Former Bucs rockstar general manager Mark Dominik was hard at work on his flourishing media career this evening on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Dominik was firing away live on all things NFL for a solid three-hour clip with radio veteran Zig Fracassi until midnight.

Joe caught a chunk of the show but seems to have missed Dominik belting out a bold proclamation. Per Fracassi’s Twitter feed, Dominik said offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter will be named the next Buccaneers head coach no later than Wednesday. Last week, Dominik also said he was confident Koetter would be named to replace Lovie Smith.

Keep in mind members of Dominik’s former team still hold key positions at One Buc Palace, from Shelton Quarles to Mike Greenberg.

Updated: Joe was in touch with Dominik this morning, and Dominik stands behind his call. Dominik says he is not basing it on insider information, just a gut assessment.

42 Responses to “Mark Dominik: Koetter Will Be Bucs Head Coach By Wednesday”

  1. Chris Armstrong Says:

    Yes, please do! Thanks for the write up Joe!

  2. I Got What I Wanted Says:

    Could the Dom be giving misinformation, or could he have been fed misinformation?
    The Glazers are a very unpredictable bunch of gugs. This is exciting, but I’m not gonna get my hopes up until the Glazers hold a press conference and make it official.

  3. Trubucfan22 Says:

    I think the most important part of this coaching search, is trying to find a new DC. Winston is going to make any OC look good. But finding a DC that can work with the talent we have on defense is the biggest key to the bucs future success. If Koetter does get the job, who are the candidates for DC that he could hire? Tomsula? Idk I’m honestly asking.

  4. grafikdetail Says:

    didn’t the “rock star” say the bucs were taking Mariota?

    No. He said he would pick Mariota.– Joe

  5. Al121976 Says:

    I would say def no to tomsula

  6. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Tomsula had a pretty good defense for the niners…. Before all of his players retired. And still better than Lovie’s defense. Who else is really out there? Who was the Phins DC? Is he anyone worth keeping an eye on? Idk but licht better get the right guy for this defense. I love me some d… Wait that came out wrong…

  7. 1nebuc Says:

    The obvious pick would be Koetter but the only time they have chosen the obvious person was Lovie… Dungy was suppose to Bill Parcell . Gruden was suppose to be Jimmy Johnson.RAH was suppose to be Monte and Lane Kiffin. Schiano was was suppose to be Chip Kelley. So my point is who knows who the hell they are going after . Shoot if Pittsburgh had of lost last night they would of tried to make a trade for Mike! However it has to be someone that Jason licht can remain under complete control. Look for the patriots dc Patricia. But this team doesn’t really need coordinators they need a head coach … Just throwing this name out here BILL COWARD. GREAT COORDINATOR..NO BUT GREAT HEAD COACH !

  8. Milenkosoe Says:

    Full retard

  9. the real Bucobruce Says:

    get d lone coach from the Broncos defensive staff I can’t remember his name.same offense Superbowl

  10. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Just like Brandon Myers tweeted, and Dominik has implied, it’s been Koetter all along. Everything else is just for show. Those with eyes to see grasp this. Those who can’t see are suckers for all the misdirection being tossed around.

    As soon as the media crowned Koetter right off the bat, the Glazers, Licht and Koetter went into smokescreen mode. They had to make sure this search looks legit and that they weren’t taking a public dump on the Rooney Rule.

    So suddenly they had McDermott, Goodwin, etc, lined up for interviews and Koetter was interviewing with the 49ers. But remember DeBartolo lives in the TB area and is friends with the Bucs organization, so doing them a solid by interviewing Koetter right there in Tampa was easy. Koetter never left town.

    This was followed up by “insider information” conveniently leaked to local bay area media types that Koetter was not a shoe-in and in fact may not even be the favorite. Koetter has been quiet as church mouse all throughout, making sure he doesn’t slip up and cause a problem by saying or doing something that might give the game away.

    Even before Dominik made these statements there have been a few Bucs fans who understood the game being played. Dominik is just confirming things for those fans. The rest of the fans will fall prey to the smoke being generated, believing that this was a genuinely open search and that there was a danger of Koetter not being in Tampa next year.

    Enjoy the magic carpet ride of misinformation and “analysis” in the meantime, but be prepared to welcome your new head coach Dirk Koetter in a few days Bucs fans.

  11. Name Required Says:

    Great. If it happens, it happens. Hope you make the playoffs, Dirk. If not, you might be done in a year.

  12. Ray Rice Says:

    Von Miller PLEASE!!!! That’s if Denver doesn’t Franchise him. Or try and get over on them by trading Aunt Geraldine for Miller. Elway will probably never fall for that one but it’s worth asking.

  13. Buc Neckid Says:

    Would have happened last week had it not been for the Rooney Rule

  14. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The Glazers turned over the decision to Licht because the decision has already been made…..Koetter
    If we don’t have any more interviews set up….it’s quite obvious.

  15. mac Says:

    I am very happy for Mark Dominik. Glad he was able to find a new career in the media… It certainly wasn’t going to be another GM job… Cold day in hell…

  16. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Mark Dominick is a really good guy. 95% of the time he’s trying to spot great talent and coaches he is off, but on all other areas of GM work he was among the best.

    It’s the spotting talent and coaches that he failed at and got fired over.

    Certainly, that is plenty enough of a reason…but I see no reason to direct hate toward the man over it. Anyone who does is clearly a classless, ignorant person who will never succeed in life.

    Mind you, I’m not directing that at anyone here…let people’s own words point fingers.

  17. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I’ll say this though…we’re already seeing haters and trolls speaking against Koetter. Take note, because these are the guys we’ll be seeing whine here that next 2 or more years.

  18. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Trubucfan22 Says
    “I think the most important part of this coaching search, is trying to find a new DC.”

    I fully agree!

    The offense is in place…at most we need a WR and reliable TE. A Fullback would be great too (a real one), but outside of WR, the others can wait.

    Defense is going to be important. If we hire a defensive coach, then we’ll need an OC unless Koetter decides to stick it out.

  19. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    David Bowe dead at age 69.

    Was never a fan myself, but RIP and best wishes to family.

  20. Tampa Tony Says:

    If we want success we need to do the opposite of what this clown says

  21. BucTrooper Says:

    According to Dominik, the Bucs were taking Mariotta.

  22. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    I have heard several people mention Jim Schwartz as a DC candidate. however, hasn’t he spent the last year in HIS basement?

    Maybe the Bucs are waiting to make the announcement after they have a DC and his staff in place.

  23. JonBuc Says:

    Team Amish will shock the world…including DirtStar Dominik…following Matt Millen’s career path quite well.

  24. Eric Says:

    I hope Joe showered after that phone call….

  25. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Mark Dominik is a nice guy, and I wish him well in his new career. Someone told me Koetter is a lock, but they wanted to talk to Saban, after tonights national title game.

  26. richardtyson Says:

    Of course he said he would have picked Marriota.

  27. Jeagan1999 Says:

    What I’ve been saying all along….except I think they make the announcement tomorrow!

  28. Dave Says:

    All these people bash Dom by claiming he said the Bucs would take MM at QB
    HE NEVER SAID THAT. He said he HE would when asked which QB he would take or thought they should take.
    Regardless, just because you hold a grudge against Dom for some bad picks doesn’t make him a bad analyst.
    And this just in— every GM, especially first timers, have a ton of bad picks to their credit, as do every single one of you armchair GMs.
    The guy made some real good loves as well.

  29. Dave Says:

    Moves- not loves.

    Also, the way it looks after one year, MM wouldn’t be a bad pick either.
    Personally, I definitely like JW better.

  30. Silent_Partner Says:

    JayBucsBoi ,

    One of the criticisms of him at ASU. His team was undisciplined on and off the field, including a punk he kept covering for that was his star RB blowing a former player’s head off at the club because he had the nerve to talk to his girlfriend. There were multiple complaints of his players harrassing women. As an FSU alumnus who knows the deal on the Jameis situation inside out, I don’t have to tell you it’s bogus, but you might not want to have as the leader of your organization on the field a guy with such a track record with the civil trial coming up. If he’s the hire, the Glazers made it, and it’s going to be a disaster.

  31. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Lol he has a gut feeling? Why would anyone trust dom’s gut feeling? He shlt the bed over and over again for the bucs. We shouldn’t trust dom’s bowel movements.

  32. Eric Says:

    Domink also wanted Mark Sanchez……and actually picked Freeman.

    Hired Schiano.

    Etc. Etc.

    Doesn’t mean he is wrong about Koetter though.

  33. godzilla13 Says:

    Tell me what is going to change if Koetter becomes the HC. Granted the defense should improve with a new DC and a new scheme. What will Koetter do that he has not already had the chance to do? Oh..that’s right we will have continuity. Meaning more of the same. I wish someone would ask him what his plans are to reduce penalties, turnovers and mentor the players who need change their ways.

  34. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    @Silent Parntner

    Just shame on you!!! Here you are upset that #3 was unfairly tarnished for HIS repeated actions yet you want to unload on Koetter for the actions of ONE of his players!!!

    Koetter was NOT fired for this singular incident. He was fired for his conference record. It’s that simple. He was given an extension..heaped with praise..given four more assistant position…he went out laid a 7-6 egg and lost to Hawaii in the Bowl after two consecutive bowl wins.

    Koetter got run for exactly the same reason as Dungy. Not because he was a bad coach…but because his organization had lofty goals…SB’s or National titles.

    Stop with this disgusting character assassination!!!

    If you’re going to do that you better not root for any freaking major college program..not Free Shoes U…not UF look the other way with known thug and eventual murderer Aaron Hernandez…or Ohio State’s Urban “I’ll recruit any thug who can play” Meyers.

    Whatever you feel about coaches responsibilities to reign in their players this is not on Koetter it on the ENTIRE football spectrum…Can you say Greg Hardy…Richie both levels…

  35. WyomingBucsFan Says:

    So no GRUDEN? What a joke. This sucks and were going nowhere next season.

  36. PassTheBuc3 Says:

    I’m curious if the Bucs consider that a “home run” hire. They quickly put out that they’d been contacted, and the roster decisions business. Gruden said he wants to coach if he had say in the roster. He loves #3…What’s Monte doing these days? Just a thought. .

  37. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    What will Koetter do that he has not already had the chance to do?

    Well what HAS he already done. He came into a franchise with a horrible losing culture…a franchise that has historically won with defense and had horrid offense.

    He helped create, call plays, that made one of the two worst offensive lines in the league into a solid unit with two rookies playing the entire year!!!

    He helped a franchise QB realize his potential and helped guide him through many minefield. When #3 started the season flinging horrible costly interceptions to the credit of #3 AND Koetter they kept after it and #3 dramatically cut down on his mistakes.

    He helped #3 survive a season when his receivers deep sixed him!!! He helped him survive ME’s horrible hands…ASJ’s injuries and lack of PT and inconsistency when he did suit well as the loss of VJAX.

    I do not view Koetter as a savior type coach. He won’t polish a turd as well as some coaches…but he is a competent, talented man who won’t get in the way of success.

    No Koetter is not the savior…that’s #3…but Koetter has proven his ability to work with #3!

    Do not be deceived…Joe is 100% correct…#3 is the future of this franchise.
    He had an outstanding rookie year! Why mess with that?

  38. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    I second what StPete said. Koetter only took the worst offensive line and offense in the league and made it a top ten in just ONE year with a rookie qb! To me that is impressive. I know it takes a lot more to be a head coach in the NFL but many OCs have transition from coordinators to become very good head coaches and Koetter is is as good as any out there.

    Bucnekid why do you keep crying about the Rooney rule? It’s there for a reason and not going anywhere. Just like people have cried I’m the only one who brings racism up you’re the only one crying about that. Of course none of you posters say anything about that do you? I’m called a hypocrite but this dude brings that up for obvious racial reasons and no one says nothing.

  39. Buccfan37 Says:

    I’m not completely convinced Koetter is all that and more. He seems to be the choice though. I’ll trust those who know more. On the off topic note David Bowie was a good singer, I saw him in concert at the old Curtis Hixon in Tampa way back. Time waits for no one.

  40. Nick2 Says:

    Im fine with Dirk Koetter being the next head coach. At least he has head coaching experience albeit in the college ranks. I am sure he will bring in a good defensive mind to shore up our D and it probably would be Mike Smith who I am also good with. Hey I remember the Glazers hiring Raheem in the same way but Raheem had no business being Defensive Coordinator much less Head Coach.

  41. mac Says:

    @ bonzai

    That is the most ridiculous thing I have seen written on here in a month… Thanks for the laugh…

    Mark Dominik was a great GM except when it came to picking players and coaches… Ha-ha!

    And Josh Freeman was a great QB except for reading defenses and throwing accuracy…

    Man what a joke…

  42. K2 Says:

    I believe Dirk Cotter did a great job with Winston, but I do have some concerns. As the offensive coordinator, he is responsible for the play of the whole offense. I just would have like to see him reduce mental errors on the o-line and coach up Mike Evans. The receivers run sloppy routes and their concentration was lacking in critical situations. These issue fall to position coaches, but all that starts at the top. So would the team really change under his leadership?