Bucs ownership on Friday told head coach Dirk Koetter that he would return for a third season, despite Tampa Bay taking a 4-11 record into Sunday's regular-season finale against the New Orleans Saints. Through two seasons as Bucs head coach, Koetter is 13-18. Despite a nine-year layoff, Gruden has been putting together a staff behind the scenes and is serious about making a return.
Koetter has coached Tampa Bay to a record of 13-18 the past two years, and per the report he's seen as someone who is instrumental in helping Jameis Winston become a better National Football League quarterback. As head coach, he still is the play-caller and mentor entrusted to develop the franchise quarterback and fulfill his promise as a No. 1 overall pick. After going 6-10 in 2015, Tampa Bay improved to 9-7 in 2016 and had high expectations heading into 2017. The Buccaneers are now mired in their second five-game losing streak of the season. It'll be interesting to see what happens with the Bucs "D" under coordinator Mike Smith after it's been one of the NFL's more disappointing units, ranked last in sack percentage, 31st in yardage and 24th in points allowed.
Vijay Rupani rakes oath as Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel, Shankersinh Vaghela and Anandiben Patel were also seen sharing dais with the host of BJP leaders. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar , his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi and BJP patriarch LK Advani attended the event.
Top Jaish commander killed, One jawan injured in Kashmir
Tantray alias Noor Trali was during a cordon and search operation in Samboora village of Pampore in Pulwama district, yesterday. Noor Mohammad Tantray, a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist was gunned down in the Kashmir valley on Tuesday morning.
U.S. sanctions 2 North Korean officials over missile program
The Moscow chief said he can act as mediator between the U.S. and North Korea amid the ongoing war of words between the two. The resolution adopted by the council also demands the repatriation of all North Koreans working overseas within 24 months.
U.S. missions in Turkey to resume full visa services after row
We continue to have serious concerns about the existing allegations against arrested local employees of our Mission in Turkey. The Turkish embassy in Washington said, however, that it had not offered any assurances to the U.S. over its detained staff.
Statistics Show Sharp Increase in Flu Activity
Employees miss an average of five workdays per year due to the flu, at a cost of about $200 per person for each lost day. The department says the flu is usually considered widespread in January, February or March - not as early as December.