Bruce Arians Is The Buccaneers’ 12th Head Coach

January 8th, 2019

Right on schedule!

Two-time NFL Coach of the Year Bruce Arians officially will be the 12th Buccaneers head coach in franchise history.





Quarterback genius.

Arians is a helluva candidate, who brings along with him a 49-30-1 regular-season record, as well as a knack for hiring quality assistant coaches.

Perhaps most important to Joe are two things: First, Arians will coach the entire team and won’t completely ignore one side (or two?) of the ball like Dirk Koetter and Lovie Smith did. Second, Arians is the absolute best fit for America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

Like it or not, Jameis is the QB and that’s still the most important position on the field. is blasting the news, saying it’s a four-year deal with a fifth-year option, and that Arians will try and reunite his successful coaching band in Arizona.

Exciting times, Bucs fans. It’s just getting started.

86 Responses to “Bruce Arians Is The Buccaneers’ 12th Head Coach”

  1. 1Gr8Buc Says:

    First sentence is MONEY! hahaha suck it stroud!

  2. Dooshlarue Says:

    Hell yeah!!!!!!

  3. chris l Says:

    Joe bucs fan should get credit for reporting it first!!! you guys are great! my source for everything bucs and actually people who know something about football!

    Arians will bring discipline to the entire team which we desperately need and a professional staff to develop players.

  4. [email protected] Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Clyde Christensen will be QB Coach

  5. Dooshlarue Says:


    It’s gonna be alright.

  6. Univeristy of Seffner Says:

    He’s the candidate who makes the most sense to bring in. He’s got a great resume. I was pretty surprised to see that Clyde Christiansen will be on the coaching staff.

  7. tbbucs3 Says:

    The right man for the job!

  8. TexBuc Says:

    and now it begins…..kangol hats

  9. WutdaBucisthis Says:

    Now get Todd in here as the DC and let’s get to work… So stoked right now!!!
    Bout to lose my sh*t !!!
    Go BUCS

  10. thunderchunkyPA Says:

    I gave you a shout out on twitter, but thank you for all the hard work. You give us all an outlet we enjoy and can be proud of!

  11. Tnoles Says:

    Yessir let’s go!

  12. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Hallelujah! !!!!! — so happy to have Bruce Arians here,, lets do this!!

  13. BrianBucs Says:

    I will be interested to see who the defensive coordinator will be. And he had better be good. Because putting Winston in Arians’ high risk offense will result in lots, and lots, and LOTS of turnovers.
    I do think however that Arians just could be the man to turn this franchise around, despite working with Jason Licht

  14. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Best hire out of the 8 vacancies. Best of luck Bucco Bruce Arians.!

  15. CoReY Says:

    Definitely exciting times! Something to look forward to after the abysmal season we had.

  16. Buc believer Says:

    Super bowl bound!!!

  17. QBKilla Says:

    Hope he lasts for more than 3 years!

  18. Knoxville Bucs Fan Says:

    You go Joe! I mean Steve you was dead on with this news the other day. I’ll be damned it’s Tuesday Night just like you called it… never gonna doubt you again… my wife just made some homemade Biscuits! GO BUCS

  19. Buc believer Says:

    Super Bowl bound!

  20. bucfan999 Says:

    Just goes to show that Joe has better sources at one buc palace than Rick #Fake news Stroud does. Last Friday Joe said by Tuesday the Bucs would name a new coach and lo and behold it’s Tuesday and the Bucs have a new coach.

    WELL DONE JOE!!!!!!

  21. Clarence Says:


  22. Kobe Faker Says:

    “BA…BAD ASS”

    Kobe Faker

  23. DBS Says:

    Welcome coach.
    And 813 KNOWS NOTHING!!!!!…. KRIS WASN’T THE PICK!!!!…..

  24. ClwJB Says:

    Best candidate for us, right now.

    It’s going to take some serious work on restructuring the D to play a base 3-4, but maybe Spence has a role now??

    Safety duo of Evans/Whitehead -is it good enough?

    Need a corner or 2 as well, Davis outside and VH3 at nickel are only real sure bets

    RG, RT, LT all ???

    Nice hire, lots of work to do still….

  25. B Says:

    Welcome Coach, B.A., WELCOME!!!!!

  26. JimmyJack Says:

    ITS TIME!!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!!!!

  27. AlteredEgo Says:

    Licht has certainly circled the wagons… for the first time he has put his coaching staff in the building…. now if he can have a successful FA class and draft…good luck!

  28. Defense Rules Says:

    It’s the “knack for hiring quality assistant coaches” that has me most excited. That and the fact that we now have an experienced captain onboard the ship to steer it. Better days ahead no doubt. And super job on calling the announcement date Joe.

  29. Wausa Says:

    I 100% agree with CHris I comment

  30. GoBuxFla Says:

    Thank you Glazer family for listening to the fans. We’ve been tired of this trial and error crap. It’s time to win and get St. Jameis back on the right track.

  31. SFNJ Says:

    Todd Bowles…next coach of your Tampa Bay Buccaneers! 😉

  32. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    I 2nd it, NFL Rick Stroud should have kept his mouth shut when criticizing his fellow media peer. I wonder if he will admit he was wrong and apologize for his rude comment.

  33. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Best hire we could have had. Anxious to see if he can resurrect Jay Miss. I sure hope so!

  34. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Okay, he wasn’t my choice, but I’m behind him 100%. I wasn’t behind Winston originally, and he won me over. So can Bruce.

  35. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Clyde Christensen…now there is a name from the past…

  36. BobbyBucs Says:


    I’m critical of a lot of your opinions, but I give you props on calling this one out first. Kudos

  37. AlteredEgo Says:

    Morris…Schiano…Smith….Koetter…. what a long STRANGE trip it WAS!!!

  38. Buc4life24 Says:

    Yes!! Now we need his hat photoshopped on our beloved Bucco Bruce logo!

  39. CT Buc's fan. Says:

    Great News!!!

    And just another 107 days until the draft!

  40. Waterboy Says:

    Right on schedule with that Tuesday timeline. I guess other sport sites aren’t connected to the right people making the decisions.

  41. Zam Says:

    Pin this post so in two years we can all come back and have a good laugh.

    In the meantime, it’ll be fun to watch an elderly man try to build a winner around a moral degenerate. “Like it or not”…

  42. JimmyJack Says:

    We just won the off-season!!!!

  43. RyJo Says:


    I tried.

    I’ve just been burned too many times by the caravan of “football messiahs” coming to town to lead us to the promise land. People forget but Lovie was WIDELY lauded as being the guy who would turn around the franchise and bring a return to “the glory days”. I remember though. People also forget that Koetter being elevated to head coach to replace Lovie was supposed to be the solution to what ailed the franchise. I remember that too. Now Bruce Arians, who threw in the towel and walked out on his LAST team, is being touted as the prophesied one.

    I hope it worked out. However, I’ll be withholding my optimism and enthusiasm until I have a winning season, TANGIBLE PROOF, to justify it.

  44. BringBucsBack Says:

    Welcome coach! It’s your last coaching job, let’s win a couple of SBs b4 you move on to the front office!!
    Trim the fat, demand excellence & let the weak-minded go!

  45. Spicoli Says:

    Been waiting to hear this all day! I’m glad those Jim Caldwell rumors were just rumors

  46. tmaxcon Says:

    It’s the bucs people 50/50 he never coaches a regular season game

  47. Deminion Says:

    Feels like we have real coaches now

  48. DaPostman Says:

    813 soon to be known as 420. Some folks are just in denial.

  49. Deminion Says:

    2nd best coach in the division

  50. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:


  51. James Walker Says:

    An interesting fact is OC Clyde Christensen, when fired by the Bucs had the highest points per game of ANY coach including Gruden. I did the analysis back in 2004-2005. That may have changed since then, but he was NOT a bad OC.

  52. csidedave Says:

    QB Whisperer working with the coach killer (Lovie, Dirk).

    I do like the hire.

  53. Dave Pear Says:


    Damn Bro, you are one negative SOB.

  54. Aceofaerospace Says:

    I’m sportin’.

  55. Old School Athlete Says:

    Congrats, Joe. You called it from the beginning. I fully support this hiring. I’m fine with giving him a chance to work with Jameis, too. I’m actually pretty excited about it.

  56. Arealbucsfan Says:

    Funny how 813bucboi has yet to comment

  57. Durango 95 Says:

    Congratulations to JBF for breaking the story first and accurately 👍🏻

  58. JimmyJack Says:

    I just did a jig y’all.

    I’m on Cloud 9 and I’m feeling fine!!!!

    We just crushed the HC hire.

    We are 10 short months away!!!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  59. EsteroBuc Says:

    Joe, My only caveat is that Jason Licht has the succession order in place with this hire. Arians is 67 with issues. That should mean Bowles or Pagano as the heir apparent. Go Bucs!!!

  60. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    We luv ya tmax. Cmon man, lets do this!!

  61. TBTeddy Says:

    Finally a coach we can justifiably have confidence in!

  62. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    813,, thinkin of ya brother. Lets win some damn games and share a few beers soon!

  63. TampaTown Says:

    @Dave Pear:
    Good to see ya it’s been awhile or maybe I’ve just missed your posts.
    Welcome to Bucko Bruce Arians! Super psyched!

  64. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    JJ,,,,, helllllll yessssss brother!!!!! CHEERS!!!!

  65. firethecannons Says:

    Super pleased with this hire! BA is no nonsense and absolutely will not tolerate the Desean Jackson bs like–I will return punts if and when I feel like it. Donovan Smith lapses–that dude is in for it with BA! Cornerbacks will play where instructed not 15 yards off because that is what they want. He is on top of the defense also and it was very important to have a run game. At the end of 2016 he spoke on the media about how he was planning to run the ball with David Johnson at least 30 times a game. It turned out that Johnson broke his wrist and it didn’t play out. BA will not tolerate Ryan Jensen unprofessional attitude. I like the player but he needs to stop the bs penalties.Players get called out as needed. Needless to say training camp will not be getting any easier. Go Bucs!!!!!!!

  66. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    I wanted Bruce after his days with the Colts and am super excited to have him in our house! It’s time to restore order at One BUC Place! Go Bucs!

  67. OneBucPerson Says:

    Man Joe, when you call your shot you really call your shot. Stroud and Laine can go take a hike, JBF is THE most trustworthy source of Buccaneers news.

  68. richardtyson Says:

    Great hire. Go Bucs!!!!!!!

  69. Wesley Says:

    Just remember Cleveland didn’t want him.

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  72. MadMax Says:

    Awesome!!!!!!!! Welcome aboard Coach Arians AND STAFF!!!!!!!! 🙂

  73. Mike in LOL Says:

    As a loyal reader for years and a more recent poster, big kudos to you Joe!!! I was preaching your story to my whole work place the day you put it out and told em today would be the day!! I know another guy from work reads your stuff daily now too man, thanks for putting out quality content and not just buzz feeding like all the national media garbage these days!

    Go Bucs!! And Go JBF!!!!

  74. Knoxville Bucs Fan Says:

    TMAX Bro I just laughed hard when I read your comment. Cause I read it without seeing who wrote it first. Then I thought that has to be that grumpy ol’ TMAX… you always show up

  75. Miguel Grande Says:

    I ‘m loving it!!!!!

    Bucco Bruce

  76. Jigstick Says:

    Now we just need a QB who isn’t a turnover waiting to happen.

  77. Jerseybuc Says:

    Love the hire for a lot of reasons. Give us 4 years coach and we will be in great shape.
    I will caution anyone thinking Bowles is a great heir apparent. He got run out of town by jet fans who had seen enough. Good DC but not a good head coach at all for the Jets.
    Leftwich as OC? In bruce we trust I guess but feel bad for Todd who only led the league in passing as OC and is searching for a job.

  78. BucsFanAgain? Says:

    So when the dumpster fire Jameis McGrabby fails in the future, are you all going to continue to find excuses? Of course you will. Jameis-3 Coaches- 0

  79. tmaxcon Says:


    when jameis succeeds are you going to eat a big fat S**T sandwich and share a youtube video for us???

    Jameis is by far the MOST talented buc of all time and that includes sapp and selmon the only 2 legit stars this franchise has…. I understand being labeled the most talened buc of all time is like being named manager of the year for a dollar store that being said I look forward to the video link.

  80. Bucamania Says:

    Arians is an amazing fit. Great hire!!! Finally a guy we can trust to do this thing right.

  81. Rod Munch Says:

    Wow – great job Joe – you nailed this one.

  82. Anonymous Says:

    I really like this hiring! And I’ve been as critical of Jameis as anyone lately, but I think if anyone can help him reach his full potential, it may be a guy like Coach Arians. I still wouldn’t be against drafting another QB early…but I am willing to give Coach Arians some time to see if he can coach Winston up a bit!

  83. WalkdaPlank Says:

    “Jameis is by far the MOST talented buc of all time and that includes sapp and selmon”


  84. Pruritus Ani Says:

    Finally!… Kudos Joe!

  85. Vico Says:

    I love this site. I love you guys. That means Joes and the fellow fans here. I wish us all a dramatically better 2019 in terms of Bucs football. From Edinburgh, Scotland.

  86. Mike Johnson Says:

    DAM…The Glazers Finally..Got it right!
    Now lets go win some games and make the playoffs!