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Rutgers' Schiano accepts Bucs job

Posted on: January 26, 2012 11:40 am
Edited on: January 26, 2012 12:09 pm
TAMPA, Fla. - Rutgers coach Greg Schiano has accepted the head coaching job with the Tampa Bay Bucs, sources told

Schiano was 68-67 in 11 years with Rutgers. He also is a former defensive assistant with the Chicago Bears from 1996-98 and defensive coordinator at Miami from 1999-2000.

Schiano was the second college head coach the Bucs targeted to replace Raheem Morris. The Bucs appeared to have a deal with Oregon coach Chip Kelly, but Kelly changed his mind and decided to stay with Oregon.

Schiano's move to the NFL was stunning, considering it came less than a week before Wednesday's National Signing Day. Although the signings aren't official until Wednesday, the Scarlet Knights were stock piling one of their best recruiting classes in school history.

Before Schiano arrived at Rutgers in 2001, the Scarlet Knights had been to only one bowl game in the program's 135-year history. Under Schiano, Rutgers went to bowls in six of the past seven seasons.

With Schiano gone, look for Rutgers to target Miami's Al Golden and FIU's Mario Cristobal.

Since: Feb 7, 2012
Posted on: February 7, 2012 8:40 pm
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Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 28, 2012 6:39 pm

Rutgers' Schiano accepts Bucs job

i will be very sirprised if the bucs improvethemselves brcause of this decision.

Since: Jul 11, 2010
Posted on: January 28, 2012 9:58 am

Rutgers' Schiano accepts Bucs job

Not an absolutely terrible move by Tampa, but definitely a short term one and a devastating one to Rutgers (a week before National Signing Day).

Tampa has a young team and needs a coach that can bring them some discipline and an identity.  Schiano can do'll see an improvement in the 1st year.  He knows how to prep a guy for the NFL......Rutgers currently is the ranked #2 in # of players on NFL rosters.

Where the wheels will fall fall off, is what do you do after you set that up?  In college, you click the restart button every year.  The pros have been around the block and don't want/need to be taught that year in and year out.  Couple that with he's not good on the offensive side of the ball and Tampa has a young decent QB who needs get the rest.  Over/under of 2.5 years.

As for we RU alum......Can't help to think this would not of been an option if RU jumped to the ACC or the Big 10/11 (whatever it's called now).  He could of taken Michigan, but turned it down because he loved coaching here and we were positioned well in the Big East Conference.  Once all the university heads started making towards greener pastures,  RU leadership slept at the wheel and this is one of the trickle down results.

The RU Screw still hurts.......This one is worse than the time they forced the grease trucks to move farther away from my dorm.  

Since: Oct 18, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2012 9:57 am

Rutgers' Schiano accepts Bucs job

Replacing Raheem Morris is about like replacing Barack Obama.  He was such a collosal failure, never right for the job, and in way too deeply from the outset, even someone like  the most mediocre of medicore, milquetoast Greg Schiano is an upgrade.  Mitt Schiano for President!

Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2012 12:40 pm

Rutgers' Schiano accepts Bucs job

Good move Greg! Take the guaranteed money for coaching the Bucs, win 5, maybe 6 games a year for 3 seasons; get the boot and return to college coaching with a better resume. Who knows what quality programs will be looking for a new head man with NFL experience by then?

Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2012 10:12 am

Rutgers' Schiano accepts Bucs job

This is a terrible hire.  We are talking about a coach who had a .500 career mark at Rutgers.  We are not talking Alabama, LSU, USC, or Ohio State here.  We are talkingRutgers.  His teams never won a Big East title.  He never went to a BCS Bowl game.  Show me how this man's record is any indication at all of what he can do in the NFL.  His last two seasons saw him earn a 13-12 record.  7 of those wins came against Northfolk State, Florida International, Army (twice),North Carolina Central, Ohio U, and Navy.  That is certainlyhnotimpressive, or worthy of NFL Head Coaching considerations.

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2012 7:23 pm

Rutgers' Schiano accepts Bucs job

The Bucs are retarded. What a horrible hire. Talk about desperation. Im pretty sure they could've found someone better than that. Can you say medicore.
Mediocre would be an upgrade....thats  8-8.....

Since: Oct 26, 2011
Posted on: January 26, 2012 6:10 pm

Rutgers' Schiano accepts Bucs job


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Posted on: January 26, 2012 5:16 pm
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Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: January 26, 2012 4:00 pm

Rutgers' Schiano accepts Bucs job

Stop complaining about getting Greg Schiano. Do you realize that Rutgers only won 40 games in the ten year span prior to Schiano. They only made 1 bowl game in school history before him. Now they've been to 7 straight. He also produced great NFL talent like Ray Rice, Jonathan Vilma, Ed Reed, Dan Morgan ,Kenny Britt, Gary Brackett, Brian Leonard,Jeremy Zuttah ,Phillip Buchanon ,Vince Wilfork,Devin McCourty,Jason McCourty,Courtney Greene,Anthony Davis. He was also a Defensive Assistant for the Bears for 3 years coaching lb and db's.He's coached with Butch Davis, Joe Paterno, Dave Wannstedt, Tom Bradley, Jim Caldwell,Larry Coker, Chuck Pagano. Come in from the sun already.

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