Bucs fire six assistant coaches

Updated: January 19, 2009, 12:58 AM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired six members of former coach Jon Gruden's staff Sunday.

Gruden out in Tampa

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Breaking down the Buccaneers' decision to fire Jon Gruden as head coach.

Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen were fired Friday, three weeks after the Bucs completed one of the biggest collapses in NFL history by losing four straight to miss the playoffs following a 9-3 start.

The team promoted Raheem Morris to head coach and appointed Mark Dominik the new GM on Saturday.

The fired assistants were offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Bill Muir, defensive quality control coaches Johnny Cox and Ejiro Evero, offensive assistant Jay Gruden, strength and conditioning coach Mike Morris and assistant offensive line coach George Yarno.

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