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Greg Schiano reportedly nearing return to Rutgers to take over program

Greg Schiano seems to be the coach Rutgers needs to rent to revive the prominence this system gained over a decade in the past beneath … Greg Schiano.

Sports activities Illustrated’s Pete Thamel reported early Sunday that Schiano has agreed in precept to return to Piscataway, N.J., to educate the Scarlet Knights (he left this system for the NFL in 2011). Monetary phrases weren’t identified. reported Saturday evening that Rutgers and Schiano have been “in deep negotiations” on a contract. The talks came about after Rutgers completed its 2019 season with a 27-6 loss at Penn State. The Scarlet Knights completed 2-10 general and Zero-9 in Huge Ten play. Rutgers fired Chris Ash on Sept. 29 and changed him on an interim foundation with Nunzio Campanile.

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Rutgers is 21-52 general since becoming a member of the Huge Ten in 2014 and 7-45 in convention play. It has misplaced 21 consecutive Huge Ten video games relationship to 2017.

Schiano, 53, took over the Scarlet Knights the primary time in 2001. His general file was simply 68-67, however he turned RU right into a top-10 workforce in 2006. The Scarlet Knights rose to seventh within the rankings earlier than ending 12th within the closing AP High 25 ballot.

Schiano’s time after Rutgers has not gone easily. He lasted simply two seasons with the NFL’s Buccaneers (2012 and ’13), then coached two years at a New Jersey prep faculty earlier than becoming a member of City Meyer’s employees at Ohio State in 2016. He stayed in Columbus till 2018.

Schiano is aware of effectively that “agreed in precept” does not equal “completed deal.” He and Tennessee had a memorandum of understanding on a $27 million contract to grow to be the Vols’ coach in 2017. The deal was pulled after Vols followers voiced outraged that Schiano, whereas an assistant at Penn State, could have identified about baby intercourse abuse by former Nittany Lions defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Schiano was by no means charged in reference to the abuse and has denied realizing it was going down.

He took over because the Patriots’ defensive coordinator final March, solely to step down nearly instantly after, saying he wanted to spend extra time “with my religion and my household.”

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