Only in Lovie's world.
With the much-anticipated change at quarterback looming we get the word from Mike Glennon that he has been deposed.
This is every quarterback's dream: to go on the airwaves and announce his own benching.
Glennon told listeners on his radio show Tuesday night that Josh McCown was going to replace him at quarterback.
Bucs head coach Lovie Smith does not announce lineup changes until midweek, so we assumed he was not happy about Glennon breaking the news.
But Glennon said he cleared it with the Bucs.
He says everything in his world is fine.
He still calls Glennon his quarterback of the future, though he just made him the quarterback of the past.
Oh, but wait, he really didn't, did he?
Lovie's words floated amid reports that the Bucs have targeted Oregon's Marcus Mariota and FSU's Jameis Winston, the Al Capone of college football, for next year's draft.
Glennon at the moment is floating in space, weightless and clueless about his future.
Glennon's impromptu disclosure was forced when his older brother, Sean, had a temper tantrum after learning his baby brother was benched.
Sean tweeted that he had no respect for Lovie Smith and lambasted him for all the ills over at One Buc Place, sounding as if he blamed the coach for the dining arrangements and overcooked meals.
"Obviously wasn't what I wanted. I talked about it. He realizes he made a mistake. But he was doing it out of frustration and love for his brother," Mike Glennon said.
Sean Glennon deleted the tweet and closed his account, but the damage
It prompted speculation that Mike Glennon was going to be benched, and the question had to be asked.
The liars club couldn't close shop this week.
Lovie Smith said he had no issue with Glennon making the announcement and that McCown is the starter because he was the starter before he was injured.
Would Glennon still be the starter if he had performed better?
"I can't answer hypotheticals," Smith answered.
Did he feel bad about Glennon announcing his benching?
"I'm not into feeling bad for anybody. We're trying to win football games," he said.
On what this says about Glennon's future?
"Nothing has changed. I said Mike is the quarterback of the future. But now our starter is back. That's all you should look into that," Smith said. "It's not about the future or really the past."
And it's not about the present.
The Bucs don't need an offensive coordinator.
They need an expert on quantum theories, dark matter and the possibility that we live in essentially a temporal universe where time is an abstraction.
Betcha Glennon would understand that, though it would be disheartening. In that theory, he is not quarterback of the past, present or future because in reality they don't exist.
It was easier to hear Raheem Morris tell us stats are for losers.
So what is left for Glennon? He could be placed in a time capsule, shot into space and retrieved when Smith decides what to do at quarterback.
Glennon getting benched shouldn't be a shock, but there is a chasm between Glennon and McCown supporters.
It's kind of like asking what is worse, dying with your boots on or off.
Alan Dell, Herald sports writer, can be reached at 941-745-7056. Follow him on Twitter @ADellSports.