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Tampa Bay Buccaneers hire Greg Schiano as Head Coach

It is official now, according to Adam Schefter, as originally reported by Brett McMurphy: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano to be their next head coach, and have signed him to a five-year deal. The Bucs were the only team still looking for a head coach, after they fired third-year head coach Raheem Morris on January 3.

Greg Schiano has been the head coach with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights since 2001, turning a perennial loser into a contender in the Big East. While his overall record is not overwhelming at 68-67, he has managed to get the Scarlet Knights to bowl games in six of the last seven years, winning five of those bowl games. Rutgers had not been to a bowl game since 1978 before the arrival of Greg Schiano.

Greg Schiano is a former defensive coordinator and has a reputation as a conservative, defensive head coach. According to Adam Schefter he had interviewed with the St. Louis Rams, and has been recommended by Bill Belichick and others. The next move will be to hire a quality coaching staff in Tampa Bay to support Greg Schiano.