According to sources, Lovie Smith has reached an agreement to become the next head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The former Chicago Bears coach will replace the ousted Greg Schiano on a four-year deal, according to sources.
There is a fifth-year option for Smith at the team's control, a source said.
Over nine seasons with the Chicago Bears, Lovie Smith compiled an 84-66 record, including one Super Bowl appearance in 2006. He was fired by Bears following a 10-6 season in 2012.