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Report: Rams also interviewed Greg Schiano

Posted on: January 27, 2012 7:09 pm
Edited on: January 27, 2012 7:11 pm
By Josh Katzowitz

Apparently, the Buccaneers weren’t the only team interested in hiring former Rutgers and current Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano.

Bucs hire Schiano

According to Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, the Rams recently spent a day in New Jersey interviewing Schiano and there was a “very good chance” St. Louis would have hired him if Jeff Fisher had turned down the team’s offer.

In fact, Schiano was interested enough in the job to call Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops to discuss Rams quarterback Sam Bradford.

While the Buccaneers hiring of Schiano has been panned for the most part (or, at the very least, I haven’t seen the transaction praised very much, if at all), Tampa Bay apparently wasn’t alone in thinking that Schiano would make a legitimate NFL head coach.

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Since: Oct 31, 2009
Posted on: January 28, 2012 3:17 am

Report: Rams also interviewed Greg Schiano

And when did the Bucs job become a "prestigious" coaching destination??? 
Since they joined the NFL....Just sayin... It's one of the Top 30 Football Head Coaching Jobs in the country...All college coaches at one point or another consider the NFL, if the NFL calls. Even JoePa considered it, untimaltely turned it down,but allure of the NFL is always can win in college all day, but to win a SuperBowl, that is the ultimate achievement for any Head Football Coach or aspiring Head Football Coach.  Spurrier left Florida, Saban left LSU, Johnson left Miami, Petrino left Lousiville, etc, etc, etc, and all for the allure of the NFL.  Plus with all the recruiting rules and BS, who wouldn't blame a guy for getting out of that nonsense.  Being an NFL Head Coach is actually easier than being a College Head Coach, it carries a larger salary and more prestige to boot. I would never blame a coolege coach for choosing any NFL job over any NCAA job.  To me it is an easy descion.

Since: Sep 14, 2009
Posted on: January 28, 2012 2:14 am

Report: Rams also interviewed Greg Schiano

What do you think the whole first paragraph was??

He's the only good coach Rutgers ever had...   He built them from nothing.

But for a guy who preaches "trust, family, love, loyalty"...   &
nbsp; then you leave your 4 top assistants waiting at a high school in New Jersey trying to lock down 2 of the biggest recruits you ever had and don't tell them a thing??   They're just sitting there answering questions without a clue of where you are until stuff starts popping up on ESPN.  

Does that sound selfish or does that sound like family?   Didn't have time to shoot a text to his assistant to let him know?

That's why I put "uncharacteristically", which if you can't understand means that's not like him.

Like I said great guy, awesome coach...    don't slide out like that and leave your staff trying to pull together a recruiting class a few days before the signing deadline.  There's no trust or loyalty in that.

And when did the Bucs job become a "prestigious" coaching destination???    Just sayin...

Since: Sep 4, 2011
Posted on: January 28, 2012 12:32 am

Report: Rams also interviewed Greg Schiano

Schiano at the very least looks like a head coach. It sounds like he could have handled things with his staff better. Even if this guy hasn't heard it there are alot of older coaches in and around football that really like this guy. Give Tampa credit for taking a chance on a guy who turned a little school into a respectable football power. He has had like 17 guys drafted into the NFL R.Rice among them so he knows talent. 

Since: May 22, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2012 9:56 pm

Report: Rams also interviewed Greg Schiano

"Selfish move"?  I can understand you are a Rutgers fan and are disappointed in Schiano leaving but quit acting like he did something dirty, mean, or selfish.  How many Paterno's & Bowden's do you see out there?  The reality is if a coach has a couple of down seasons, he is getting fired no matter who he is.  Schiano took a more prestigious job in a more prestigious league for more pay.  Would you turn down a job offer like that in your profession?  The fact is coaches switch jobs frequently in this era.  You should thank Schiano for making Rutger football relevant again instead of blasting him on his way out of the door. 

Since: Sep 14, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2012 8:13 pm

Report: Rams also interviewed Greg Schiano

He could've been the Joe Paterno or Bobby Bowden of Rutgers.  Build them from nothing in to a title contender.  They were just about to hit the next level and the Big East is ripe for the pluckin.  New Jersey has a ton of high school talent and with Penn State, Syracuse, and Pitt all down Rutgers could have become a powerhouse.

He took this job to elevate his pay grade, take a shot at the league, and be able to walk away for Penn State in 3-4 years.

Great guy, awesome coach, uncharacteristically selfish move.


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