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Buccaneers fire coach Greg Schiano, general manager Mark Dominik after 4-12 finish

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano reacts in the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. The Saints won 42-17. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
December 30, 2013 - 9:12 AM

TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fired coach Greg Schiano and Mark Dominik following a 4-12 finish.

The Bucs made the announcement Monday, a day after a season-ending 42-17 loss to the New Orleans dropped Schiano's record to 11-21 over two seasons.

Bucs co-chairman Bryan Glazer said in a brief statement that the team has "not lived up to our standards" over the past two years and "we believe the time has come to find a new direction."

Tampa Bay lost the first eight games of the season while going through a messy split with former quarterback Josh Freeman and an outbreak of MRSA infections in the locker room.

Dominik was promoted to general manager i 2009. The team went 28-52 in five years under his direction.

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