Report: Buccaneers Plan To Hire Rutgers’ Greg Schiano As New Head Coach
Update – 12:14 p.m.: Brett McMurphy of CBS Sports has reported that Greg Schiano has accepted the head coaching position with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Sources told @CBSSports Rutgers' Greg Schiano has accepted Bucs job—
Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyCBS) January 26, 2012
Original – 10:31 a.m.: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers plan to hire Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. A deal has not yet been finalized.
Filed to ESPN: Tampa Bay plans to hire Rutgers coach Greg Schiano as the next Buccaneers head coach. Two sides trying to finalize contract.—
Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 26, 2012
Schiano, 45, has served as the head coach of Rutgers since 2001. In that time he has led the Scarlet Knights to a 68-67 overall record, and has won in five out of six Bowl Game appearances.
Schiano also previously served as the defensive coordinator for the University of Miami from 1999-200.
The head coaching position in Tampa Bay became vacant after the club made the decision to fire Raheem Morris after just three years on the job. Morris lead the Buccaneers to a 10-6 record in 2010, but the team regressed in 2011 finishing just 4-12.