Greg Schiano is reportedly interested in Penn State head coaching job

Michael Thomas

Greg Schiano is likely to be fired, which would explain his possible interest in the Penn State job.

Greg Schiano may be interested in the head coaching job at Penn State University, according to David Jones of Pennlive.com (via SB Nation). The current head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers spent six years at Penn State as a graduate assistant and defensive backs coach in the early 1990s, and is currently facing a likely firing in the NFL. Jones notes that Schiano is not high on Penn State's list of potential candidates, however.

For Schiano to get that job he would first have to be fired by the Bucs, something that is exceedingly likely to happen unless he manages to beat the New Orleans Saints in their own home next Sunday. Schiano could also quit, but that's a lot less likely. Then, Bill O'Brien, the current Penn State head coach, would have to leave -- presumably for the NFL. O'Brien's name would be intriguing to NFL teams, and he is widely expected to take an NFL job after guiding Penn State successfully through two very tough seasons.

Of course, all of this is to be taken with a grain of salt as the college coaching rumor mill is notoriously unreliable. But a head-coaching swap between the Buccaneers and Penn State is not entirely out of the question, either.

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