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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 CBSSports.com.

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.

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Since: Jun 19, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2012 3:03 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.


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Since: Dec 14, 2011
Posted on: January 26, 2012 2:55 pm
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Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: January 26, 2012 2:46 pm
 

Rutgers' Schiano accepts Bucs job

Is it me or does this kinda confirm that he was holding out for the Penn State job and when that situation turned toxic he just jumped ship for the best offer.  Sort of sad that he bid his time for his dream job just to have dashed by such horrible events.



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: January 26, 2012 2:45 pm
 

Rutgers' Schiano accepts Bucs job

The Badgers just lost a 4-Star OT recruit to Rutgers because they lost a bunch of their offensive coaches to other schools/franchises. Maybe now they get him back!



Since: Nov 21, 2010
Posted on: January 26, 2012 2:24 pm
 

Rutgers' Schiano accepts Bucs job

I remember when Schiano was a hot coaching prospect while @ Miami, if he'd held on there 1 more year, he might of replaced Butch Davis when HE went to the NFL. I'm amazed his record is only 1 game over .500 after 11 seasons, Rutgers plays a LOT of donkeys every year, and now he gets 1 of the 32 jobs in the NFL? Also, after being turned down by Chip Kelly, Schiano was their 2nd choice?



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2012 1:40 pm
 

Rutgers' Schiano accepts Bucs job

keep chopping - or digging - a hole to your own grave........not sure that is a good choice!



Since: Nov 24, 2008
Posted on: January 26, 2012 12:38 pm
 

Rutgers' Schiano accepts Bucs job

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




Huh? 
Al Golden would want to leave the U, for Rutgers?  Is there more to this story that i don't understand?





Since: Apr 13, 2008
Posted on: January 26, 2012 11:49 am
 

Rutgers' Schiano accepts Bucs job

The Bucs have doomed themselves.They'll have a longer interval between Superbowls than have the Jets.The utter callousness of destroying a clean university's recruiting class is a sin that will not be forgiven.


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