The NFL season ends on Sunday, and with it, so will the tenure of several NFL head coaches. With the termination bonanza known as "Black Monday" approaching after this week's slate of games, it's time to speculate on which coaches will lose their jobs. First, it was reported that Jets coach Todd Bowles would face the axe, and now, we might have another one.
Koetter, who had head coaching stints in the college ranks at Boise State (1998-2000) and Arizona State (2001-2006), has been the head coach of Tampa Bay since the 2016 season. In three years, he's compiled a 19-28 record, losing double digit games both of the last two years after leading the Bucs to a surprising 9-7 record in 2016.
It appears that Koetter knows his time in Tampa is up, as he signed off his last weekly call-in show of the year by thanking Buccaneers fans for their time together, a poignant and telling sign of things to come.
Dirk Koetter signs off from last weekly call-in show of 2018 on Buccaneers Radio by thanking fans for their questions. “Whether I’m here or not, I’m always going to be a Buc fan.”— Greg Auman (@gregauman) December 28, 2018
While Koetter might not have had much success the last two years, he's still a good coach, and should get another crack at some point. And if not? Hey, he's a pretty good offensive coordinator.