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Gone in a flash- Tampa Bay fires Offensive Coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski

He is the second OC to be out of a job this week. Chan Gailey was dismissed by Kansas City on Monday. From the St. Petersburg Times-

Jeff Jagodzinski has been fired as the Bucs offensive coordinator. Quarterbacks coach Greg Olson has been promoted to the post.

The news is a shock, coming just more than a week before the start of the regular season.

Jagodzinski never coached a regular season game with the Bucs, having been hired in February.

There was no reason offered by the team in its announcement, but coach Raheem Morris will hold a news conference at noon to take questions on the move.

Jagodzinski was fired from his post as head coach at Boston College in January when ignored an order from the school and interviewed with the New York Jets for their vacant head coaching position.

Jagodzinski was present for the team’s practice on Wednesday and there did not appear to be an indication anything was amiss, making this news all the more unexpected. He spent his six months on the job installing the team’s new offense, and a chief question now becomes how his dismissal will affect how its run.

The Gailey and Jagodzinski situations were different. In Gailey’s case he was a holdover from the previous regime. I bet Jagodzinski and Morris had a serious falling out. That is the only reason I can think of for firing a brand new coordinator this close to the beginning of the season. Not that it will matter much, I predict Tampa to go 5-11 this season.

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